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Summer 2013

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Exploring Kyivs best Updated, comprehensive guide to everything Kyiv has to offer

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CONTENTS

E S S E N T I A L C I TY G U I D E S

Contents
Arriving & Transport
Arriving in Kyiv, getting to the city, car rental and public transport 5

Basics
Some useful information

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Andrews descent is on the top list of places to see in Kyiv. After huge renovations last year it has almost lost its old Kyiv street charm. Nevertheless, take you camera and go down (or up) the street and youll find hidden and preserved jams, as this beautiful door. Several restaurants are located on the street, so if youre tired of walking, take a seat in one of them. Each and every is recommended.

Culture & Events


Culture celebrations & Sport events

Summer Time
Exploring Kyivs best

Where to stay
A fine selection of places to spend the night

Decoding the menu 26 Tips to become familiar with Ukrainian cuisine Restaurants
27 Kyiv dining scene Cafs 36 37

Nightlife
Bars, Pubs & Clubs

Sightseeing

Essential Kyiv 40 Museums 42 Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra 46

Shopping
Shopping mals, fashion and food

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Lifestyle directory
Useful directory for staying in Kyiv Billiard & Bowling 48 Sports 48 Health 49

Business directory
Banks, accountants and lawyers

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Kyiv Football 51 Kyiv football glorious history & Matches schedule


Take a blue metro line from the city centre to Minska station, then head east to enormously big golden domed church. Youll reach one of the most beautiful strolling areas in Kyiv - Obolon Embankment. Walk along the Dnipro river, stop by one of the numerous cafs settled there, or take a golf course at Kyiv Obolon Golf Centre.

Maps & Index


Street register & Index City maps 53 55

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FOREWORD
Summer is upon us and it brings so many fantastic options for leisure and recreation. In the summer, Kyiv is uniquely different from most of capital cities as there are many places to escape from the heat. Hidropark is one of the favourite summer destinations of Kyivites. It is located just minutes away by car or metro from the city centre. There are lots of lovely sandy beaches. Some people swim in the refreshing water - some avoid the water altogether. There are boats to rent, wake clubs and instruction centres, sports facilities-like tennis and ping-pong, attractions and rides, retail outlets, bars, restaurants, discos, etc. It is possible to organise trips down the Dnipro to the Black Sea in the summer months. A travel agency in Ukraine can help you with bookings. Many people visit the Botanical Gardens in the late afternoon-early evening to enjoy the many varieties of flowers and the beautiful landscape. There are several kilometres of shaded park stretching from St Michaels Cathedral to the Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra. There are many outside cafes to while away the evening, and later there are clubs open until the wee hours of the morning. If you are still wondering; what besides all the sightseeing and restaurants is good way to pass the time? Why not choose some cultural or sporting event! Check tickets for Modern Talking in June, or follow the start of Ukrainian Premier League in July (see p.52 for match schedule). Or, an even more inspiring option - take a train down to Crimea and enjoy the Black Sea cost for a weekend or longer. Last year we launched several city guides to cities across Crimea and as professional researchers we have chosen for you the most essential places to see, and the best places to stay and eat. Check our website ukraine.inyourpocket.com to get all essential information you wll need and pick up a copy of our guide at informational centres across Crimea. However, if Crimea is too far for you (16 hours by overnight train or a one hour flight), Kyiv has it all: the best concerts, attractive sporting events, and just about everything you are looking for. Enjoy! Publisher
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Editorial
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By bus
All international buses arrive at Kyivs Central Bus Station (tsentralnyi avtovokzal). The station is still waiting for its European renovations and sits like a hideous centrepiece on Kyivs most unsightly square, Moskovska ploscha. A currency exchange office ( ) is next to the main exit, and just outside is an ATM () that dispenses Ukrainian hryvnia. If you need to stash your bags, a left-luggage office is available (open 06:00 - 11:00, 11:30 - 17:00, 17:30 - 22:00). Getting to town Taxis are always on hand and can take you to the city centre for approximately 50Hr. Demiivska metro station (blue line) is right near the bus station. Just go round McDonalds building, pass a subway and find the metro entrance to your right. Central Bus Station H-5, Nauky prosp. 1/2, MDemiivska, tel. (+380) 44 527 99 86. QOpen 05:00 - 24:00. () are in the main halls of each station. Coin-operated pay telephones are scattered throughout the building, while card-operated ones are mostly outside the central entrance. Getting to town Youre basically in it already, but short taxi rides to Khreschatyk Street area cost 50Hr and up. The entrance to metro station Vokzalna (red line) is to your left as you exit the central station - look for the green letter M. Khreschatyk is only three stops east on the red line. Various trolleybuses, buses and minivans also depart from the central station. Those with light bags and fresh legs can head down the main road and turn right at Shevchenko Boulevard , which runs into Khreschatyk. Central/Southern Train Station G-3, Vokzalna pl. 1, MVokzalna, tel. (+380) 44 503 70 05, www.uz.gov. ua/en. QOpen 24Hrs.

By plane
Boryspil State International Airport ( i) is where almost all international flights land and depart. The smaller Kyiv Zhulyani Airport ( ) is only 8km from centre and handles mostly domestic travel and Wizz Air flights from Europe. Located 34km east of Kyiv, Boryspil is going to move all international flights to its largest and newest Terminal D. International passengers now arrive and depart at Terminals B, D and F . Terminal B also services domestic flights. Starting from March 31, 2013 all international and Ukrainian airlines will operate their international flights to/from the new Terminal D. The old Terminal B will be used for domestic flights, while the Terminal F will be reserved for low-cost airlines. Ticket agents, immigration, and customs officials speak some English, so dont worry if you havent yet mastered Ukrainian or Russian. Customs control has been greatly relaxed in recent years, but it still makes sense to travel light and pass through the green express line when arriving. If you need to connect to a local flight, a free shuttle bus circulates between terminals every 20 min. Feel like stretching your legs? Walk time between all Terminals is about 15 min. At all terminals you will find currency exchange offices (i ), information, car rental offices, cafes, public telephones, etc. Getting to town Exiting of the terminals in Boryspil Airport, you are sure to be approached by cabbies. The 20-25 minute ride to centre will set you back about 200-250Hr. SkyBuses headed to Kyiv leave from Terminal B and F roughly every 1015 minutes. The charge is 27Hr and the bus will drop you off about an hour later at the Central Train Station or you can get off at the first stop near the Kharkivska metro station (green line). Tickets are available online at www.skybus.kiev.ua. A taxi from Kyiv Zhulyany Airport to the city centre should not cost you more than 70Hr. Trolleybus #9 (1.50Hr) brings you to Tereschenkivska street nearby Ploscha Lva Tolstoho metro station (blue line). Trolleybus #22 goes to Dorohozhychi metro station (green line). Marshrutka #213 (2.50Hr) shuttles passengers to Dorohozhychi (green line) and Petrivka (blue line) metro stations. Boryspil State International Airport Boryspil, tel. (+380) 44 393 43 71, www.kbp.aero. Kyiv Zhulyany Airport E-1, Povitroflotskyi prosp. 79, tel. (+380) 44 242 23 08, www.airport.kiev.ua.

Car rental
Carry your license and registration at all times to fully enjoy the Ukrainian driving experience. The official speed limits are 60 km/h in cities, 90 on secondary roads (there is 110 km/h speed limit at Kyiv-Odesa road) and 130 on highways. A zero tolerance drink driving policy applies in Ukraine. Avis H-4, Yamska 72, MLybidska, tel. (+380) 44 502 20 10, fax (+380) 44 502 20 14, www.avis.com.ua/en. Also at Boryspil Airport, Terminal F , tel.: (+380) 44 591 70 09, boryspil@ avis.com.ua. QOpen 08:00 - 17:00. Closed Sat, Sun. A Budget H-3, Ivana Lepse 4, M Beresteiska, tel. (+380) 44 490 10 88, info@budget.ua, www.budget. ua. Also at Bor yspil airpor t, tel.: (+380) 44 591 69 87; Kyi v Zhuliany airpot, tel.: (+380) 44 490 10 88. QOpen 09:00 - 18:00. A Europcar H-3, Gorkoho 48A, MOlimpiyska, tel. (+380) 44 238 26 91, fax (+380) 44 238 26 92, ua@europcar. relc.com, www.europcar.ua. Q A Hertz Rent a Car Zdolbunivska 7D, MPozniaky, tel. (+380) 44 492 32 70, fax (+380) 44 492 32 73, www. hertz.ua/en. Rental of cars and minivans. One-way rentals. Chauffeur available. QOpen 09:00 - 18:00. A Sixt G-2, Dmytrievska 46, MVokzalna, tel. (+380) 44 490 81 58, www.sixt.ua. Service is available within Kyiv and Ukraine. Cross border rental is not available. Minimal rental period - 24hrs. Q A

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By train
The refurbished Central Railway Station ( ) has now been joined by a futuristic-looking Southern Railway Station ( ), with the platforms located between the two. A new waiting lounge up the stairs to the left from the central main hall boasts comfy couches for a 10Hr admission fee. Currency exchange ( ) points and ATMs

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Public Transport
A plethora of mass transit options are available to get you around Kyiv. However, the existing trolleybuses (electric buses), trams (streetcars), buses, metro, microbuses and minivans are not enough to prevent frequent overcrowding. Dont take the jostling personally, dont inhale too deeply but do give up your seat to the elderly and mothers with children.

Taxis
In Ukraine every car is a potential taxi - just hold your arm out on any street if you dont believe us. Metered taxis are rare, so youll have to haggle over the price with your driver. Foreigners are fighting an uphill battle in getting a fair price, but be sure to settle on the amount before getting in to avoid giving the impression of having bottomless pockets. Ordering a taxi by phone can help you avoid surprises, as prices are usually fixed. Express tel. (+380) 44 239 15 15, www.express-taxi.ua. Etalon tel. (+380) 44 501 55 01/502 54 54, www. etalontaxi.com.ua. Limousine tel. (+380) 44 502 08 08/207 37 37, www. limuzintaxi.com/eng. SkyTaxi tel. (+380) 44 281 75 58/(+380) 50 268 38 42, www.kbp.aero. This is an official taxi service by Boryspil Airport. They offer competitive fares and give 50% discount for a return trip to the airport.

The metro

The metro is the jewel of the Kyiv transport system. While traffic snarls vehicles above ground, trains underground deliver passengers in a more timely and reliable fashion. Thoughtprovoking Soviet designs inside stations help pass the time while waiting for the next train. Life isnt perfect, though, and neither is the metro. Personal space can become alarmingly tight, especially during rush hour and at night when trains run less frequently. Kyivites like to grumble about the recent fare hikes, but fees are, in fact, dirt cheap relative to those in other European cities. Purchase your one way blue token for 2Hr from the expressionless booth attendant or from the automatic dispensers. Proceed to the row of gates, insert your token and wait a second for the red light to turn green so the jaws of death dont maim you. Monthly passes can be purchased from all token booths and are good from the first of the month. There are three lines in Kyiv - M1 (red line), M2 (blue line) and M3 (green line). Thanks to EURO2012 we finally got English schemes and directions on each station as well as notices in English inside the carriages.

Airline tickets
Aeroflot G-3, Saksahanskoho 112A, MVokzalna, tel. (+380) 44 241 99 98, www.aeroflot.ru. QOpen 09:00 Air Baltic A-3, B.Khmelnytskoho 52, MUniversytet, tel. (+380) 44 238 26 49, www.airbaltic.com. QOpen
- 17:30, Fri 09:00 - 16:30. Closed Sat, Sun.

Trolleybuses, trams and buses

These are favoured by schoolchildren, the working class and babushkas and dedushkas. They wont get you anywhere in a hurry, but they do provide an intriguing look into everyday Ukrainian life. Single tickets for trolleys, trams and buses can be purchased for 1.50Hr from street kiosks or from conductors and the driver on board. You should immediately validate your ticket using one of the many punching gadgets around you. If not, you risk being intimidated into paying a 40Hr fine by not one but two roaming inspectors. All tickets are good for one journey only.

Microbuses and minivans

The privately-owned marshrutkas () or route taxis (usually yellow) stop at bus stops along specified routes. Many run the same routes as trolleys or buses and use the same numbers. Otherwise, try to read the main stops posted on the vehicles windshield or side window before it speeds by. Marshrutkas will definitely get you from A to B faster than other forms of municipal transport, as they are smaller and more manoeuvrable; an important feature on Kyivs jammed roads. Just flag it down as you would a taxi, then tell the driver na zupyntsi, budlaska (on the stop, please) when youve had enough. Fares are paid as you board and currently range from 2.50 to 3Hr.

10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sat, Sun. Alitalia A-3, Ivana Franka 34/33, 2nd floor, MUniversytet, tel. (+380) 44 492 72 22, www.alitalia.com. QOpen 09:00 - 17:30. Closed Sat, Sun. Austrian Airlines A-5, Chervonoarmiyska 9/2, MLva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 44 289 20 32/289 20 33, www. aua.com.ua. QOpen 09:00 - 17:30. Closed Sat, Sun. British Airways A-3, B.Khmelnytskoho 48B, 6th floor, MUniversytet, tel. (+380) 44 585 50 50, www.ba.com. QOpen 09:00 - 17:30. Closed Sat, Sun. KLM A-3, Ivana Franka 34/33, 2nd floor, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 490 24 90, www.klm.ua. QOpen 09:30 - 17:30, Sat 10:00 - 15:00. Closed Sun. A Lufthansa A-3, B.Khmelnytskoho 52, MUniversytet, tel. (+380) 44 490 38 00, www.lufthansa.com. QOpen 09:00 - 20:00, Sat 09:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun. A Ukraine International Airlines B-3, Lysenka 4, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 581 50 50, www.flyuia. com. QOpen 08:00 - 19:30, Sun 08:00 - 18:00.

Heroi

Syrets Dorohozhychy

Lukyanivska

Funicular

Akademmistechko

Since 1905, Kyivs funicular has carried passengers between Podil, on the bank of the Dnipro, and the heights of Mykhailivska ploscha. It offers not only a means of getting from A to B, but also a rising panoramic view of the Dnipro River and the forested left bank. After perusing the art and souvenirs of Andrews Descent (Andriivskyi uzviz), you may forego Andrews Ascent and catch the funicular at Poshtova ploscha metro. You will be delivered just behind the spectacular St. Michaels Cathedral. Fares are 1.50Hr for adults, and children under seven ride free.

Nyvky

Beresteiska

Shuliavska

Zhytomyrska

Sviatoshyn

Zoloti V Tea Universytet

Politekhnichnyi Instytut

Vokzalna

Vystavkovyi Tsentr

1 = 10.48Hr; US$1 = 7.99Hr; 1 = 12.34Hr

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Ipodrom

Vasylkivska

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departure date departure time number of the carriage (vagon)

number of the train to/from stations seat/berth number passengers name final price arriving date and time

Buying train tickets


For the full Ukrainian experience, line up to buy a train ticket at one of ticket offices (kasy) at the Central (or Southern) terminal of the Kyiv train station. The staff does not speak English, so try to practice you Ukrainian/Russian. It is a good idea to get know the train number in advance and write in on a piece of paper, together with the departure date and time. Dont bother to learn the Ukrainian alphabet, write down the destination city name in English as well as your name. You might be asked to provide a passport when boarding. Aside from the train station, you can buy your tickets at the Central Ticket Office on Tarasa Shevchenka bulv., which accepts credit cards. Thanks to EURO2012 we finally have English signs almost everywhere. Visit booking.uz.gov.ua/en/ for train schedule and ticket booking. Central/Southern Train Station G-3, Vokzalna pl. 1, MVokzalna, tel. (+380) 44 503 70 05. QOpen 24hrs. Central Ticket Office G-2, Tarasa Shevchenka bulv. 38/40, M Universytet, tel. (+380) 44 503 70 05. QOpen 07:00 - 20:00. A

Driving in Kyiv
Most westerners will find driving Kyivs main thoroughfares relatively easy. The problems kick in when you drive anywhere outside these well-surfaced and signposted routes. The condition of most roads in Ukraine is basically wretched, especially after the winter thaw. Another problem is road markings, especially the allimportant centre line, often go missing. In this case you should do what the locals do and decide for yourself where the line is. Just make sure that other drivers understand your intentions. No right turn on a red light, unless you have a special green arrow next to the red light. Booklets containing all official rules of the road can be purchased in Ukrainian and Russian just about anywhere books are sold. Rules in English have been spotted at the book market near the Petrivka metro station. The following is a shortlist of unofficial rules of the road: - If youre running late during peak, feel free to drive on sidewalks, cut through the park or drive in the opposite lanes against the flow of traffic. - If your Lada overheats, just leave it in the lane where it stalled and come back later after the traffic jam you just caused dies down. - If youre driving on the highway and miss your exit, pull over into the right lane, turn your hazard lights on and proceed in reverse until you get back to the exit you wanted. Dont worry about the cars speeding towards you; they are likely to get out of the way. - Wearing your seatbelt can be very irritating and can even cause injury. To disable that annoying seat belt alarm, try stuffing a small piece of cardboard into the buckling mechanism. In an attempt to eliminate theses and other idiotic behaviours that have led Ukraine to having one of the worlds worst road safety ratings, fines were increased in November 2008 by as much as 10 times. Drivers can now expect to pay from 51Hr for minor violations to as much as 3400Hr for major violations such as drunk driving. New seat belt and helmet laws will be enforced. The days of being able to bribe your way out of punishment are coming to an end, hopefully. Traffic patrol will be required to use video and photo surveillance for all traffic stops. Foreign vehicles can stay in Ukraine for no more than two months. Extensions can be obtained via registration with the National Auto Inspector (DAI). Parking is often impossible in the city centre, despite the ability to park on sidewalks. Many parking spaces are marked as pay zones and require special tickets. These parking passes can be purchased from parking attendants (3-10Hr per hour, each ticket is good for one hour). Failure to display the proper parking ticket can result in your car being booted.

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Minska

Obolon

Petrivka

Tarasa Shevchenka

Kontraktova Ploscha

Lisova

Poshtova Ploscha Maidan Nezalezhnosti


Khreschatyk Vorota atralna t

Darnytsia Livoberezhna

Chernihivska

Arsenalna

Palats Sportu

Lva Tolstoho Dnipro

Hidropark

Olympiiska

Klovska

Chervonyi Khutir

Palats Ukraina

Pecherska Druzhby Narodiv


Boryspilska

Vyrlytsia

Lybidska

Vydubychi

Demiivska Slavutych

Osokorky

Pozniaky

Kharkivska

Holosiivska

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Borders
Ukraine is bordered by Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia. Buses stop for about an hour at borders; westbound trains for more than two, because Ukrainian wheels dont fit European tracks and thus have to be switched! You should expect close inspection of your documents and belongings at border crossings. EU and American travellers need a visa to enter Belarus, Moldova and Russia and cant be obtained at the border, so make sure you contact their embassies in Kyiv (see Directory/Foreign representatives).

Basic data
Population: Kyiv 2 845 100 Ukraine: 45 553 000 (1 January 2013). Ethnic composition: Ukrainian 70%, Russian 20%, Others 10%. Ethnic composition: Ukrainian 77.8%, Russian 17.3%, Belarusian 0.6%, Moldovan 0.5%, Crimean Tatar 0.5%, Bulgarian 0.4%, Hungarian 0.3%, Romanian 0.3%, Polish 0.3%, Jewish 0.2%, other 1.8%. Territory: 603,700km2. Borders: Belarus 891km, coastline (Black and Azov Seas) 2,782km, Hungary 103km, Moldova 939km, Poland 526km, Romania (south) 169km, Romania (west) 362km, Russia 1,576km, Slovakia 97km. Rivers: Dnipro (1,204km) , Dnister, Donets, Bug, Danube. Highest point: Mount Hoverla 2,061m. Local time: All of Ukraine is in the Eastern European Time zone (GMT +2), along with its neighbouring countries Belarus, Romania and Turkey. Thus, when it is 12:00 in Kyiv, it is 13:00 in Moscow, 11:00 in Paris and Warsaw, 10:00 in London and 05:00 in New York.

Drinking
Ukrainian beer (pyvo) is quite tasty and extremely cheap to boot. Tipsiness may set in early, though, as its alcohol content is higher than Western brands. Those preferring foreign brands can find their favourites at finer shops and establishments. Ukraine also produces a wide selection of horilka (vodka), which flows freely at many parties and gatherings. Beware if offered homemade vodka (samohon). While good samohon can be better than some bootleg labels in shops, the overall odds are against you and your stomach. Whether its Ukrainian vodka or moonshine, be ready to offer a toast at some point. A modest cheers (budmo) will do for a foreigner.

Crime & Safety


They say that Ukrainians can spot a foreigner from a kilometre away. This fact alone will not automatically make you the target of crime. Kyiv is, in fact, a rather safe place, which was proved during EURO2012. However as in most cities, flashing large amounts of cash can cause trouble. Wallets are known to disappear in public transport crowds, so guard your pockets at all times. Being very drunk and/or loud on the street is always a good way to attract unwanted attention, especially from the police. By the way, its a good idea for foreigners to carry at least a copy of their passport with them at all times.

Kyiv vs. Kiev


No, this isnt a fixture in the Ukrainian football league. These are the Ukrainian and Russian spellings, respectively, of the city to which this guidebook is dedicated. Most Westerners will be more used to the Russian version, but for rather obvious reasons Kyiv is generally preferred in Ukraine.

Customs
If you are 18 years of age or over you can import, free of customs duties and taxes, one litre of hard alcohol, two litres of wine, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco. Personal belongings are not subject to customs duties or taxes, though a customs officer has the right to ask you to make a written declaration in relation to them. (Avoid bringing unessential, valuable, personal items! A colleague of ours was told by a customs officer to declare her wedding band. She declared the value of the ring, and - to make a long story short - she ended up paying a $200 bribe in order to avoid an outrageous duty.) A person can bring in food products free of customs duties and taxes if their total value does not exceed 50. However, food products should not total more than two kilograms, and there should not be more than one package of the same product. Goods with a total value of less than 2000 may be brought in free of customs duties and taxes. If the value of your goods is greater than 2000, but less than 10000 they will need to be declared on a customs personal declaration form. If the value of the goods is greater than 10000, the goods will be subject to clearance in accordance with the import declaration requirements for imported cargo. Cultural goods may be brought in if they are not subject to any international alert and you have documents which prove your right of ownership. To take such goods out of Ukraine you will need to obtain relevant authorisation documents from the State Service for Control Over the Passage of Cultural Values Across the National Frontier of Ukraine (T.Shevchenka bulv. 3, tel. (+380) 44 279 53 40/(+380) 44 279 56 47.) All customs declarations, filled out upon arrival to Ukraine, must be kept throughout the period of your stay, and must be handed over upon departure. This declaration can not be renewed if lost.

Communism
Like an aggressive case of athletes foot, communism refuses to go away. While Ukraines youth embraces capitalism and nationalism, many elderly and disillusioned citizens cling to socialism. In June 2009, this political divide made international news as hooligans linked to a Ukrainian nationalist organization savagely vandalised Kyivs sole statue of Vladimir Lenin. Most people, Ukrainians included, think of the Bolshevik Revolution as a Russian revolution - this is inaccurate. Many top revolutionaries (Leon Trotsky, Gregory Zinoviev, V. Volodarsky) were, in fact, from Ukraine. Also, many prominent Soviet leaders had Ukrainian roots. Leonid Brezhnev was born in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. Nikita Khrushchev moved from Russia to Donetsk as a teenager, and ascended the ranks of the Communist Party in Donbas and Kyiv. Two monumental atrocities occurred under Stalins rule, and memory of the carnage continues to stoke Ukrainian nationalism. The first tragedy is known as Holodomor (starvation), a famine which took place in 1932-33. It is estimated that as many as 2.6 - 10 million Ukrainians perished. There is evidence showing that the famine was, in part, orchestrated by the Soviet leadership in an attempt to squash Ukrainian nationalism. Whether this act should be classified as genocide is currently being debated around the world. The second tragedy is known as the Great Purge (19361938). Stalin was obsessed with the complete annihilation of political rivals including fellow party members, military commanders, dissidents, artists and anyone else worth being suspicious of. It is estimated that he ordered the execution of as many as 500,000 Soviet people and had millions more sent to gulags (penal labour/death camps). Ukraines share of the victims was disproportionately high.

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Disabled travellers
Kyiv is not what you would call a disabled-friendly city. High curb drops and steep steps are the rule. The central train station does have lifts for the platforms, but the public transport system lacks even a hint of accessibility. The wheelchair symbol used in this guide means that the establishment in question specifically caters to disabled guests.

Electricity
Ukraine supplies its residents and visitors alike with electrical current of 220 volts AC, 50Hz. All sockets require two round pins, but not always of the same size. Many thinner Russian sockets are being replaced by their European cousins. Those with Russian sockets can buy a cheap adapter for their European appliances. Adapters for more foreign electrical societies are not easy to find in Kyiv, so bring your own.

Money
The national currency is the hryvnia (Hr), which replaced the transitional karbovanets on September 2, 1996. Dont be confused if your amount is given in roubles. You havent been transported to Russia or taken back in time to the USSR some people just have trouble letting go of the past! Paper bills carry denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 50, 100, 200 and 500 hryvnias. There are 100 kopecks in a hryvnia, with 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50 kopeck and 1Hr coins. Youll have no problem finding currency exchange points, but rates are better from central street kiosks. If its travellers checks you need to cash, look for a big respectable-looking bank. ATMs have become plentiful in Kyiv, and many hotels and restaurants now take Visa and MasterCard - American Express is not very popular. There have been scattered reports of credit card fraud in upscale restaurants, though, so you may want to think twice before charging it.

Language
The countrys official language is Ukrainian. Since independence in 1991, it has become much more popular and widespread. Still, Russian is heavily used in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, and only in western regions is Ukrainian truly predominant. The following is a list of some of the most common words and phrases a person is likely to need. Hello (vi-TA-yu) Goodbye (do po-BA-chennia) Please (bud LAS-ka) Youre welcome (PRO-shu) Thank you (DIA-kuyu) Excuse me (VY-bachte) Yes (tak) No (ni) Enjoy your meal (Smach-NO-ho) Cheers! (BUD-mo) I dont understand (Ya ne rozu-MI-yu) I dont know (Ya ne ZNA-yu) Help! (dopomo-ZHIT) Hospital (li-KAR-nia) Ambulance (shvyd-KA) Where is? ...? (de zna-KHO-dytsia) Right, left , (PRA-vo, LI-vo) Do you speak English? ? (Vy roz-mov-LYA-yete an-GLIY-skoyu) Days of the week Monday (pone-DI-lok) Tuesday (viv-TO-rok) Wednesday (sere-DA) Thursday (chet-VER) Friday (PYAT-nytsia) Saturday (su-BO-ta) Sunday (ne-DI-lia) Numbers 1 (o-DYN) 7 (sim) 2 (dva) 8 (VI-sim) 3 (try) 9 (DE-vyat) 4 (cho-TY-ry) 10 (DE-syat) 5 (pyat) 100 (sto) 6 (shist) 1000 (TY-sya-cha)

Market values
How do costs compare to back home? Heres a handy list of local prices to give you an idea. McDonalds Big Mac 18,00Hr 1,78 $2,25 Loaf of white bread 3,25Hr 0,32 $0,40 Snickers bar 6,00Hr 0,59 $0,75 Litre of vodka 50,00Hr 4,94 $6,26 Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre) 5,00Hr 0,49 $0,62 20 Marlboros 13,50Hr 1,33 $1,69 Public transport ticket 1,25Hr 0,12 $0,16 1 litre of petrol (euro 3) 10,50Hr 1,04 $1,31 Official exchange rates (as of May 29): 1 10.48Hr US$1 7.99Hr 1 12.34Hr Current exchange rates are available at

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Smoking
From December 16, 2012 smoking is prohibited in all public places. The new law sets a total ban on smoking in restaurants, bars, clubs and cafes (except open terraces), cultural, medical, educational and sport institutions (including playgrounds and stadiums), public transport (including stops), underpasses (subways), and inside apartment buildings (including stairs and lifts). All other premises and buildings (including hotels, hostels, airports, railway terminals) should have designated smoking areas equipped with exhaust ventilation. The law also sets fines from 5110,000Hr for anyone breaking the law.

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Mail & Phones Post
Central Post Office C-4, Khreschatyk 22, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 230 08 38, www. ukrposhta.com. Kyivs main post office cant be missed. The Poshtamt () is on a corner of Maidan Nezalezhnosti opposite the tall monument. A myriad of windows as well as colourful pictures of city landmarks await in the main hall straight ahead. The less intimidating hall to the right offers a wide selection of postcards and hosts a 24-hour Internet caf upstairs. QOpen 08:0021:00. Sun 09:00 - 19:00.

Tipping
Kyiv tipping culture is developing slowly. While no general rule exists yet, most restaurant-goers leave around 10% of their bill. But your waitstaff will expect more from you as a foreigner! Some places include a service charge of five to 10 per cent, so read the fine print or ask.

Visas
Citizens of the EU, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Vatican, Iceland, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Georgia, Mongolia, the U.S., Canada, Japan and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) - except Turkmenistan - can enter Ukraine visa-free and stay up to 90 days. Everyone else needs a visa, which must be obtained from a Ukrainian embassy or consulate abroad before travelling. Visas can be processed in as little as one day, with prices varying depending on the type and length of visa requested. Many Ukrainian embassies only handle visa cases on certain days of the week, so call ahead. Travel to Russia is not so simple. All foreign visitors, with the exception of citizens from selected countries of the CIS, must obtain a visa. Upon arrival, you will need to fill in an immigration card. If you are staying more that 72 hours, you will need to register with the local police (hotels are usually willing to aid in this process). Transit visas are also required. For additional information, call (+380) 44 286 45 04. Travel to Belarus is also a bit tricky. Citizens of the EU, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Croatia can apply for 30-day single and multiple entry business and private visas without an invitation. The rest of us need an invitation, or we can book through a travel agency authorized to issue state travel vouchers. All visitors are required to purchase national medical insurance, and must register their passports with local police within three days of their arrival (hotels are usually willing to aid in this process). Transit visas are also required. For more information, call (+380) 44 537 52 03. Moldova greatly relaxed its visa laws in 2007. Citizens of the EU, Norway, Switzerland, Japan, Israel, Canada and the U.S. can enter Moldova visa-free and stay up to 90 days. For all other visitors, visas can be acquired at a Moldavian consulate or at the Chisinau airport by presenting an application form and photos. All visitors planning to stay more than 90 days need an invitation and visa. For more information, call (+380) 44 280 77 21. Citizens of the EU, Norway, Switzerland, Canada, the U.S., Japan, Australia, Israel and a handful of Latin American countries can enter Romania visa-free and stay up to 90 days. Citizens of countries not on the list can obtain a visa at the Romanian consulate in Kyiv. For more information, call (+380) 44 234 00 40. Poland, Hungary and Slovakia belong to the European Schengen zone. Citizens of Canada, Mexico, the U.S., Israel, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore may enter without a visa; however, the amount of time you are allowed to stay varies from country to country. All others must apply for a visa at the consulate of destination country. For more information call the following embassies: Polish (+380) 44 284 00 40, Hungarian (+380) 44 238 63 81, Slovakian (+380) 44 234 06 06. For a complete listing of embassy locations and phone numbers see kyiv.inyourpocket.com. In many cases, the consular section is responsible for issuing visas and is located apart from the embassy - save yourself time and confusion by calling before you go.

Express mail
DHL Vasylkivska 1, MLybidska, tel. (+380) 44 490 26 00/258 25 00/258 17 66, www.dhl.com. ua. Express-centres: Business-centre Kyiv-Donbass Pushkinska 42/4, 1st floor M Lva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 44 490 26 00; Travel Company SAM Ivana Franka 40 B, M Universytet tel. (+380) 44 238 69 85/238 69 51; QOpen 08:00 - 20:00, Sat 09:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun. Federal Express Kikvidze 44, MDruzhby Narodiv, tel. (+380) 44 495 20 20, fax (+380) 44 495 20 39, www.fedex.com. QOpen 09:00 - 18:00. Closed Sat, Sun. TNT Moskovskyi prosp. 28A, M Petrivka, tel. (+380) 44 207 07 70, fax (+380) 44 207 07 80, www.tnt.com. QOpen 09:00 - 18:00, Sat 09:00 16:00. Closed Sun. A UPS H-4, Mechnykova 20, MKlovska, tel. (+380) 44 280 00 00, fax (+380) 44 280 10 19, www.ups. com. QOpen 09:00 - 19:00. Closed Sat, Sun.

Internet cafs
Central Post Office C-4, Khreschatyk 22, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 230 08 51. QOpen 24hrs. Vault 13 Computer Club G-4, Chervonoarmiyska 19, MLva Tolstoho. Internet 09:00 - 23:00 3Hr/h, 23:00 - 09:00 2Hr/h, Fri, Sat 3 Hr/h. Consultation 12Hr/h. Printing, scanning. 60 PCs, intranet. QOpen 24hrs.

Using a telephone
Fixed line telephone
To call a number inside Kyiv just dial the number - last 7 digits of the telephone numbers in our guide forego by 44 - Kyiv city code. If the number is forego by other numbers (i.e. 67, 97, 98, 50, 95 etc.) dial 0 and then full 9 digits number. To make a long-distance telephone call, dial 0, wait for the dial tone and then dial the city code and number. To call Kyiv from another town, dial 0, wait for the tone, dial Kyivs city code (44) and then the number. To make an international call, dial 0, wait for the tone, and then dial 0 plus the country code, city code and number itself.

Roaming

To call a fixed telephone in Ukraine use +380 followed by the city code and phone number. While calling a mobile phone, use the operators code instead of a city code.

The Kyiv telephone code is +380 44


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Whats on Lana Del Rey
10.06.2013 Ukraine Palace Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (born June 21, 1986), is better known by her stage name Lana Del Rey. She is an American singer. Del Rey started performing in clubs in New York City at the age of 18 and signed her first recording contract when she was 20 years old with 5 Points Records, releasing her first digital album Lana Del Ray a.k.a. Lizzy Grant in January 2010. After she released her debut single Video Games in June 2011, Del Rey created a a music video for the song which was posted on YouTube in August 2011. After the song became a viral internet hit with over 20 million views, her second studio album, Born to Die, was released in January 2012. The album sold over 3.6 million copies worldwide in 2012, making it the fifth best-selling album of 2012. For the first time in Ukraine. QTickets 500 - 3200Hr.

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Da Vinci Genius Exhibition


26.04-14.07.2013, NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium Da Vinci Genius is a phenomenal exhibition, that shows over 200 pieces of Leonardo Da Vincis works, including 60 mechanical inventions, made according to his decoded notes and drawings. A unique Mona Lisa replica is represented at the exhibition. It was made with the help of French scientific engineer Pascal Cotte. The uniqueness of the replica is that you have an exclusive chance to see Mona Lisas back, which is absolutely impossibly in the Louvre. Did you know that Mona Lisa isnt a canvas, but a wooden panel? This and many other secrets you can find out at the exhibition, which takes place in Olimpiyskyi Stadium. Open daily from 10:00 to 22:00. QAdmission 60 - 155Hr.

l Divo. The Greatest Hits


13.06.2013 Ukraine Palace The members of this record-breaking classical crossover quartet are: Swiss tenor Urs Buhler, baritone Carlos Marin from Spain, the French pop artist Sebastien Izambard, and tenor David Miller from the USA. They first came together in 2003, the culmination of an exhaustive search by music producer Simon Cowell to find four singers of distinctive individual gifts who could, as a group, create musical magic. With more than 25 million album sales, 150 gold and platinum discs, over 2 million concert tickets sold and the only crossover classical album Ancora ever to en ter the US Billboard Top 200 at No 1; Il Divo could be forgiven for resting on their laurels. Bu t that has never been their way. Q Tickets 400 - 3900Hr.

The Prodigy
04.06.2013 Palace of Sport An English electronic dance music group formed by Liam Howlett in 1990. They have sold over 25 million albums worldwide. The group has won numerous music awards throughout their career, including two Brit Awards - winning Best British Dance Act twice, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Kerrang Awards, five MTV Europe Music Awards, and have twice been nominated for Grammy Awards. The groups brand of music makes use of various styles ranging from rave, hardcore techno, industrial, and breakbeat in the early 1990s to big beat and electronic rock with punk vocal elements in later times. The current members include Liam Howlett (keyboardist and composer), Keith Flint (dancer and vocalist), and Maxim (MC and vocalist). The Prodigy first emerged on the underground rave scene in the early 1990s, and have since achieved immense popularity and worldwide renown. QTickets: 350 - 750Hr.

Where to get tickets


Tickets to most major events are available from: Karabas A-5, Metrograd mall (from Novyi Proizd), MLva Tolstoho, tel.(+380) 44 590 55 55, www. karabas.com. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00. Parter A-5, Horodetskoho 8 (Red Double Bus), MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 287 87 87, www.parter.ua. Web-site available in English.QOpen 12:00 - 20:00.

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Chris Norman
19.06.2013 Ukraine Palace He is an English soft rock singer and the legendary voice of Smokie.. Norman was the lead singer of Smokie, an English rock band from Bradford. The style of the band alternated between pop rock, soft rock, and glam rock. Smokie had great success in Europe in the 1970s. QTickets 150 - 1300Hr.

Depeche Mode
29.06.2013 NSC Olimpiyskiy Originally a product of Britains new romantic movement, Depeche Mode went on to become the quintessential electro-pop bands of the 1980s. Delta Machine is the thirteenth studio album by the band. It was released in March 2013. Depeche Mode embarked on a world tour, kicking off in Tel Avivs Park HaYarkon on 7 May 2013. They will wrap up the European leg of the tour in Kyiv on 29 June. Q Tickets 390-4990Hr.

Cirque du Soleil. Alegria show


20.06-30.06.2013 Palace of Sport A Quebec based company recognised all over the world for high-quality, artistic entertainment. Since its dawn in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has constantly sought to evoke the imagination, invoke the senses, and provoke the emotions of people around the world. Alegra is a mood, a state of mind. The themes of the show, whose name means jubilation in Spanish, are many. Power and the handing down of power over time, the evolution from ancient monarchies to modern democracies, old age, youth - it is against this backdrop that the characters of Alegra play out their lives. Kings fools, minstrels, beggars, old aristocrats, and children make up its universe, along with the clowns, who alone are able to resist the passing of time and the social transformations that accompany it. QTickets 420 - 890Hr.

The Killers
02.07.2013 Palace of Sport An American rock band that was formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards) and Dave Keuning (guitar, backing vocals). The current line-up of the band was completed in 2002 with Mark Stoermer (bass, backing vocals) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (drums, percussion). The name The Killers is derived from a logo on the bass drum of a fictitious band, portrayed in the music video for the New Order song Crystal. The group has released four studio albums, Hot Fuss (2004), Sams Town (2006), Day and Age (2008), and Battle Born (2012). To date, the band has sold a total of 17 million albums worldwide. QTickets 500 - 1000Hr.

NOFX
02.07.2013 Stereo Plaza Concert Club An American punk rock band. The band was formed in 1983 by vocalist/bassist Fat Mike and guitarist Eric Melvin. Drummer Erik Sandin joined NOFX shortly after. In 1991, El Hefe joined to play lead guitar and trumpet, rounding out the current line-up. The group has sold over 6 million albums worldwide, making them one of the most successful independent bands of all time. Genres: punk rock, skate punk, ska punk, melodic hardcore, hardcore punk.Q Tickets 320 - 500Hr.

Global Gathering Open Air Festival Ukraine Jazz Summer 2013


Second International Festival
25-26.2013 FREEDOM Concert Hall Among the participants the stars of world jazz stage: Eve Cornelious (vocal, USA), Robert Anchipolovsky (Saxophone, Israel), and Allan Harris, a world-class singer, guitarist and songwriter (USA). QTickets 200 - 800Hr. 13.07.2013 Chaika Airfields An annual dance music festival held in the UK, Poland, Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. It features leading electronic music artists from across the globe. This years performers include: Cosmic Gate Feat, Emma Hewitt, Umet Ozcan, Heatbeat, Tenishia, Khomha, Jorn Van Deynhoven, Andrew Rayel, DJIra, Dart Rayne, and Yura Moonlight.QTickets 349 - 499Hr.

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Art galleries & Exhibition Halls
Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 425 90 90, www.avsart.com. ua. QOpen 11:00 - 19:00. Closed Mon, Sun. Brucie Collections G-2, Artema 55B, MLukyanivska, tel. (+380) 44 353 12 34/(+380) 44 205 42 64, www. bruciecollections.com. Gallery 36 C-2, Andriivskyi uzviz 36, MKontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 278 29 85, www.gallery36.org. ua. QOpen 11:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon. Gallery RA A-3, B.Khmelnytskoho 32 (in the yard), MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 235 36 19/(+380) 44 235 36 21, ragallery.net/en/news. QOpen 12:00 - 19:00, Sat, Sun 12:00 - 16:00. Gapchinska C-3, Mykhailivska 16, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 278 44 49, www.gapart.com. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00, Sat, Sun 12:00 - 18:00. Jakob Grether Art Centre E-2, Vadyma Hetmana 6, Bilshov yk Shopping Mall, block A, 3-7 f loor, MShuliavska, tel. (+380) 44 200 07 60, www.greterart.com. Admission is free. QOpen 11:00 - 21:00. Karas Gallery C-2, Andriivskyi uzviz 22A, MKontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 238 65 31, www.karasgallery.com. QOpen 11:00 - 19:00, Sat 12:00 - 19:00. Closed Sun. Kolo C-5, Instytutska 16, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, www.kologallery.Kyiv.ua/kolo. QOpen 11:00 - 19:00. Closed Sun. M17 H-5, Gorkoho 102-104, MPalats Ukraina, tel. (+380) 44 596 20 30, m17.com.ua/en. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00. Closed Mon. Maysternya B-2, Artema 1-5, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 272 05 47, fax (+380) 44 292 18 41, www. posterua.com/. QOpen 12:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon, Tue. Mystets A-5, Chervonoarmiyska 12, MLva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 44 234 40 06. Admission is Free. QOpen 11:00 - 19:00, Sat 11:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun. Silver Bells J-3, Ivana Mazepy 18/29, MArsenalna, tel. (+380) 44 254 57 77/(+380) 44 254 57 78. QOpen 09:00 - 18:30, Sat 12:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun. Soviart C-2, Andriivskyi uzviz 22A, MKontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 425 22 19, fax (+380) 44 425 10 79, www.soviart.com.uaQOpen 11:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon. Tryptych C-3, Desiatynna 13, MPoshtova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 279 09 49, www.triptych-art.com. Contemporary decorative art. QOpen 11:00 - 19:00, Mon, Sun 11:00 - 18:00. Tsekh Gallery M-6, Frunze 69, MTarasa Shevchenka, tel. (+380) 95 245 78 81/(+380) 44 591 13 69, www. zeh.com.ua. . QOpen 14:00 - 20:00. Closed Mon, Sun.

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Akvarel C-4, Kostyolna 6, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 279 14 38. QOpen 12:00 - 18:30. Closed Mon. AVS-art H-1, Vozdvyzhenska 10 B, MKontraktova

Pinchuk Art Centre

Cina China

18 May - 06 October 2013 China China is a show of Chinese artists. It is a major group exhibition including eleven Chinese artists of different generations. They focus on the tension between individuality and collective thinking - a subject, which has not only defined Chinese history and continuously shapes contemporary society, but equally gains importance in the West. The exhibition includes the works of Ai Weiwei, Cao Fei, Chen Zhen, Sun Xun, Sun Yuan and Peng Yu, Xu Zhen, Yan Xing, Yang Fudong, Zhang Huan, Zhao Yao, and Zhao Zhao. PinchukArtCentre A-5, Chervonoarmiyska 1-3, Arena Complex, MLva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 44 590 08 58, www.pinchukartcentre.org/en. QOpen 12:00 - 21:00. Closed Mon. Admission is free.

Jakob Grether Art Centre

Concert halls
Arena Concert Plaza A-5, Baseina 2, MLva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 44 492 00 00, www.arena-Kyiv.com/ concert-plaza/. Crystal Hall J-3, Dniprovskyi uzviz 1, MArsenalna, tel. (+380) 44 288 50 74, crystalhall.com.ua/en/home-en/. FreeDom L-4, Frunze 134, MPetrivka, tel. (+380) 44 468 40 68. Q POALK

23 May - 07 July 2013 The exhibition presents works of Julia Elinecka, the member of the Association of Professional Wedding Photographers MyWed Pro, participant of Ukrainian Fashion Week, one of the most famous photographers of Ukraine. The desire to remember the moments of happiness through photography is the most successful, in the artists opinion, in wedding photography, which Julia has been making for about 5 years. Despite the specialization of the wedding, Julia is one of the best portraitists of Kyiv, showcasing her skills and in such difficult and dynamically developing areas, as the creative childrens and family photography. Picture Stories of Julia are distinguished by their warmth, beauty and charm. Jakob Grether Art Centre E-2, Vadyma Hetmana 6, Bilshovyk Shopping Mall, block A, 3-7 floor, MShuliavska, tel. (+380) 44 200 07 60, w w w.greter-art.com. Admission is free. Q Open 11:00 - 21:00.

Photo exhibition Crystal

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Opera & Ballet
June
7 8 9 Daniella Viennese Waltz La Traviatta La Sylphide M.Chembergi J.Strauss G.Verdi H.Lovenskiold P .Tchaikovsky G.Verdi L.Minkus G.Bizet Ballet Ballet Opera, in Italian Ballet Ballet Opera, in Italian Ballet Opera, in Italian Ballet Opera, in Italian Ballet Ballet Opera, in Italian Ballet Opera, in Italian Ballet Opera Ballet Opera Ballet Opera

11 The Nutcracker 12 Aida 13 La Bayadre 14 Carmen

House of Or gan and Chamb er Music H-4, Chervonoarmiyska 77, MOlimpiyska, tel. (+380) 44 528 31 86, www.organhall.Kyiv.ua. National Musical Academy C-4, Horodetskoho 1-3/11, MKhreschatyk, tel. (+380) 44 279 12 42. Palace of Sport A-5, Sportyvna pl. 1, MPalats Sportu, tel. (+380) 44 246 74 06, www.spalace.com.ua. Stereo Plaza J-5, Kikvidze 17, MDruzhby Narodiv, tel. (+380) 44 222 80 40/(+380) 44 222 64 74, stereoplaza.com.ua.
nosti, tel. (+380) 44 279 15 82. Ukraine Palace H-4, Chervonoarmiyska 103, MPalats Ukraina, tel. (+380) 44 247 24 76.

The International Centre of Culture and Art October Palace C-4, Instytutska 1, MMaidan Nezalezh-

Night Before E. Stankovych 15 The Christmas 16 Turandot 18 Carmen-Suite Bolero G.Puccini G.Bizet-R. Shchedrin M.Ravel

Culture centres
British Council D-2, Skovorody 4/12, MKontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 490 56 00, www.britishcouncil. org.ua. QOpen 13:00 - 19:30, Sat 13:00 - 17:00. Closed Sun. French Cultural Centre G-2, O.Honchara 84, MUniversytet, tel. (+380) 44 482 06 72/(+380) 44 482 23 71, www.ifu.com.ua. QOpen 15:00 - 18:00. Tue, Thu 10:00 - 13:00, 15:00 - 18:00; Sat. 10:00 - 14:00. Closed Sun. Goethe Institute D-2 Voloska 12/4, MKontraktova ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 496 97 85, www.goethe.de/ kiew. QOpen 10:00 - 17:30, Tue, Fri 10:00 - 16:00. Closed Sat, Sun. Italian Culture Institute B-2, Yaroslaviv Val 32B, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 270 62 23, fax (+380) 44 279 38 42, www.iicKyiv.esteri.it. QOpen 09:00 - 13:00, 15:00 - 18:00. Closed Sat, Sun. Kyiv Islamic Social Cultural Centre E-1, Dehtyarivska 25A, MLukyanivska, tel. (+380) 44 490 99 00/(+380) 44 490 99 96, www.arraid.org. Polish Institute A-3, B. Khmelnytskoho 29/2, #17, MUniversytet, tel. (+380) 44 288 03 04, www.polinst. Kyiv.ua. QOpen 09:00 - 17:00. Closed Sat, Sun. The Center of Spanish Language and Culture H-1 Obolonska 7, MTarasa Shevchenka, tel. (+380) 44 501 75 77/(+380) 44 239 24 18, www.spanish.com.ua. Ukraine-Japan Centre F-2, Peremohy prosp. 37, MPolitekhnichnyi Instytut, tel. (+380) 44 406 81 66, www.uajc.com.ua. QOpen 11:00 - 19:00.

Butterfly G.Puccini 19 Madama (i-Cio-San) 20 Romeo et Juliette S.Prokofiev 21 Rigoletto 22 Swan Lake 25 Don Quixotte 26 Iolanta 27 Giselle G.Verdi P .Tchaikovsky L.Minkus P .Tchaikovsky A.Adan

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Tale of Tsar M.Rymskiy28 The Saltan Korsakov

Paganini - M. Ballet 29 Caprices of Fate N. Skoryk Tale of Tsar M.Rymskiy30 The Saltan Korsakov July 2 3 4 5 6 7 Swan Lake Bass Trio The Firebird Petrushka Aida Gala Concert Gala Concert G.Verdi P . Tchaikovsky S. Magera, T. Shtonda, S. Kovnir I.Stravinskiy Ballet Concert Ballet Ballet Opera, in Italian Conclusion of the 144-th theatrical season Conclusion of the 144-th theatrical season Opera

Cinemas
Butterfly Deluxe H-4, Gorkoho 50, MOlimpiyska, tel. (+380) 44 206 13 20. Q Tickets 15 - 90Hr. Kinopalats C-4, Instytutska 1, MMaidan NezalezhQ Tickets 15 - 90Hr. Kyiv A-5, Chervonoarmiyska 19, M Lva Tolstoho,
tel. (+380) 44 234 73 81, www.Kyivkino.com.ua. nosti, tel. (+380) 44 278 72 23, www.kinopalace.net.

Taras Shevchenko National Opera of Ukraine

A-4, Volodymyrska 50, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 234 71 65/(+380) 44 279 11 69, www.opera. com.ua. Home of the countrys most famous opera and ballet company. This is a must visit venue for all travellers. Performances are always outstanding and the humble ticket prices (10-200Hr) make this the citys best value in entertainment. All performances start at 19:00. For some events tickets are available online at www.opera.com.ua.

Shopping Mall, MPetrivka, tel. (+380) 44 498 48 32, www.multiplex.ua. Q Tickets 20 - 100Hr. Odesa Kino G-2, Peremohy prosp. 3, MUniversytet, tel. (+380) 44 496 15 11, www.kinoodessa.com. Q Tickets 17 - 50Hr. Ukraina C-4, Horodetskoho 5, MKhreschatyk, tel. (+380) 44 279 63 01, www.kino-ukraina.com.ua. Q Tickets 15 - 56Hr.

Q Tickets 20 - 60Hr. Multiplex O-5, Moskovskyi prosp. 34B, BlockBaster

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National Philharmonic
16 Evening of Vocal Music. The programme features works of Handel, Verdi, Donizetti, Massenet, Bizet, Delibes,and arrangements of Ukrainian Folk Songs. It features the Soloist of the National Opera of Ukraine Oksana Tereshchenko (soprano). With the participation of soloists of the National Opera of Ukraine - Igor Borko (tenor), Svitlana Godlevska (soprano), Igor Evdokymenko (baritone), and Yuriy Goryn (baritone). Piano Part Svitlana Orlyuk. Tickets: 40-80Hr. 18 Remembering The Beatles. Premiere of works for brass band. The National Academic Symphonic Band of Ukraine, Conductor - Oleksiy Bazhenov. The programme features works from the repertoire of The Beatles (arrangement for brass band by .Bazhenov). Tickets: 50-100Hr. 19 The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor - Volodymyr Sirenko. The programme features Symphonic Dances from the musical West Side Story by Bernstein; Zfasman - Suite for piano and orchestra; Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue; and Suite from the musical Porgy and Bess. Soloist - Vadym Rudenko (piano) Russia. Tickets: 50-100Hr. 20 Evening of Vocal Music. With the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Ukraine. The programme features Arias from operasof Verdi and Wagner -celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the composers birth. Vocal works and arias from operas by Croatian composers. Principal Opera Soloist of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb Adela Gola-Rilovi (soprano), and Piano Part - Eva Kirchmayer Bili. Tickets: 45-90Hr. 21 An Evening of Chamber Music. The programme features works of Mozart, Prokofiev, and R.Strauss. Solists - Olena Pushkarska (violin), Yuriy Kot (piano). Tickets: 40-80Hr. 23 The Academic Jazz-Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. Conductor - Volodymyr Garkusha. The programme features works of Bellini, Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, and Piazzolla. Soloists - Svitlana Katernoza (soprano), and Oleg Kurochkin (violin). Tickets: 40-80Hr. 25 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdi. The National Chamber Ensemble Kyiv Soloists, Chief Conductor - Volodymyr Sirenko. The programme features Symphony No. 10 forstring orchestra in B minor; Concert in D minor forviolin, piano and strings; and Octet in E-flat major for string orchestra, op.20. Soloist - Myroslav Kotorovych (violin). Tickets: 45-90Hr. 26 Closing of the 149th Concert Season. With the support of the Embassy of Kingdom of Spain in Ukraine. The Symphonic Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, Chief Conductor - Roman Kofman. The programme features Khachaturian - suite from incidental music to Lope de Vegas The Valencia Widow; R.Strauss Seven Salomes Dances from Opera Salome Violin Concert in D minor, op.8; and Chabrier Rhapsody for Orchestra Spain. Soloist Letisia Moreno (violin) Spain. Tickets: 50-100Hr. National Philharmonic D-4, I-2, Volodymyrskyi uzviz 2, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 278 16 97, www.filarmonia.com.ua. A unique and moving place to unwind to classical music. Artists perform close to the audience allowing for an intimate musical experience. The atmosphere is intriguing and the acoustics are surprisingly good for a box.

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June 07 Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, Conductor Igor Palkin. The programme features: Bizet Symphony No. 1 Youth and Prokofiev Piano Concert No. 2 in G minor. Soloist - Antoniy Baryshevsky (piano). Tickets:20-100Hr 08 The National Presidential Orchestra, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor - Anatoliy Molotay, Conductor - Evgen Braga. The programme features works of Rossini, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Bizet, Borodin, and romances and songs of Ukrainian and Russian composers. Soloist - Anatoliy Yurchenko (baritone). 09 Nicolo Paganini. With the support of the Italian Institute of Culture in Ukraine. Dedicated to Bogodar Kotorovych. The National Ensemble of Soloists Kyiv Camerata, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor - Valeriy Matyukhin. The programme features Violin Concert No. 1 in D major, op.6; Violin Concert No. 4 in D mino, Cantabile and Walt;, Campanella from Violin Concert No. 2 in B minor, op.7; and Venetian Carnival (variations), op.10. Soloists Bogdana Pivnenko (violin), Myroslava Kotorovych (violin) and Borys Gromov (violin). Tickets: 45-90Hr 11 Happy Days Cannot Be Forgotten ... In memory of singer Larysa Ostapenko. The National Academic Symphonic Band of Ukraine, Conductor - Oleksiy Bazhenov. The programme features works of Bizet, Massenet, H.Mayboroda, P.Mayboroda, Zhukovsky, Bilash, Yanivsky, and Sabadash. Featuring Ruslana Shyshkina (mezzo-soprano). Tickets: 4080Hr. 12 The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor - Volodymyr Sirenko. The programme features Tchaikovsky Violin Concert in D major, op.3; Italian Capriccio for Big Symphony Orchestra, op.45; and Mendelssohn-Bartholdi - Italian Symphony in A major, op.90. Soloist - Dmitriy Berlinskiy (violin) from the USA. Tickets: 50-100Hr. 13 Evening of Chamber Music. The programme features works of Mozart, Beethoven, Ives, and Bloch. Performing is a duet from the National Philharmonic of Ukraine - Herman Safonov (violin), Olena Strogan (piano). Tickets: 40-80Hr. 14 Subscription No. 10 - Symphonic Dimension. The Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, Conductor - Mykola Dyaduyra. The programme features SchonbergViolin Concert, Mozart - Symphony No. 40 in G minor. Soloist Arata Yumi (violin) Japan. Tickets: 45-105Hr.

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SUMMER TIME

Having a real Kyiv summer means enjoying the capitals summer hotspots. Though the city is hundreds of kilometres form the sea, the surrounding area boasts 75 kilometres of sandy beaches. Rivers, lakes, creeks, and beaches are 1530 minutes from the centre. Indeed, the trouble isnt finding a beach; its working out which one is best for you. The whole of Hidropark and Trukhaniv Island offer all sorts of little bays and sandy enclaves where you can settle down for the afternoon. Just keep a sharp look-out not to stumble in on one of the nudist colonies, which dot Kyivs central islands! There really is a beach for everyone. There are also enough places in the city where one may find a various boat rentals starting with a 30Hr per hour row boat in Hydropark to a 30Hr per minute wave runner. There is even a European standard water ski track in X-Park. Note: Theres an urban legend going around that questions the origin of some of the meat sold at cafs and food stands on the islands. Those faint-of-heart may want to pack a lunch.

Beaches
Centralnyi I-1/2, MPoshtova Ploscha. Though the name suggests something grand, Centralnyi is actually one of the more neglected beaches in Kyiv. However, the tree roots and dense tufts of vegetation arent enough to ward off locals; the beach remains a popular destination. Its location near centre and numerous nearby cafs are definite advantages as are Trukhaniv Islands expansive shaded areas perfect for picnics, walks and bicycle rides. Getting there: from Poshtova Ploscha metro station walk south along Naberezhne Shose to the Pedestrian bridge. Cross the river Dnipro and you have arrived. Chortoryi MPetrivka. Located on the same island as Druzhby Narodiv Park, this is a popular destination not only for swimmers and sunbathers, but for paintball enthusiasts, boaters and cyclists as well. With a 300 metre long stretch of sand, the size of this beach rivals that of Centralnyi, and offers views of Obolon district and Moskovskyi Bridge. Chervona Kalyna, a popular and secluded restaurant complex serving Ukrainian cuisine, is located a short walk from the beach. The complex has its own small private beach, a playground for the kids and parking. Getting there: from Petrivka metro station take bus/marshrutka No. 101 or trollyebus No. 30 to Druzhby Narodiv Park bus stop (in the middle of Moskovskyi Bridge). Proceed north then turn left just before the park entrance, or just follow the signs to Chervona Kalyna. Dytiachyi (Childrens) K-2, MHidropark. Here youll find the cleanness sand in the city. This beach is officially reserved for children and their parents; however, for a small tribute the attendant is likely to make an exception. There are quite a few beach beds available, but not a single tree so be sure to tote your umbrella and some sun block. Getting there: head north from Hidropark metro station, then turn left before the Venetsiansky Bridge. Kyiv In Your Pocket

Venetsian Bay K-2, MHidropark. One of Kyivs most popular beaches, Venetsian has a lot to offer. Here youll find private and public beaches, an official beach-football pitch, two basketball courts, fascinating and extremely popular weightlifting apparatus that were constructed completely out of rubbish, cafs and food and beverage vendors. The beach attracts a diverse crowd: pensioners tend to congregate near the bridge, jetsetters head for one of the private beaches, college students and families with small children crowd the public beach that lies perpendicular to the bridge and nudists flaunt their junk on the public beach that lies parallel to and furthest from the bridge. Getting there: head north from Hidropark metro station, cross Venetsiansky Bridge and turn right. Zolotyi (Golden) K-4, MHidropark. Reaching this beach requires a two kilometres walk through Hidropark (almost to Patona Bridge). This is the least busy of all of the parks beaches. City administration began the task of equipping the area with necessary facilities last year, but it seems that even construction workers dont have the stamina to get here: theres nothing but beach, water and a view of KyivoPecherska Lavra. The closest caf is all the way back at the metro station. Getting there: head south from Hidropark metro station and keep walking till you hit water. Verbne Lake O-4, MPetrivka. Verbne is very popular with locals. The beaches arent so clean in some areas and the lake water can be slimy. There is a boat rental and areas for walking and fishing on the housing unit side of the lake. On the opposite side there is a long line of beaches separated by landscaping. The road is a mere 50 metres from the lake, but the further you walk from the road the better. Youll find an abundance of comfortable picnic areas in the forest area. Getting there: from Petrivka metro head to the north side of Moscovskyi Prospect and walk 15 minutes towards the Moskovskyi Bridge. Puscha-Vodytsia K-3, MKontraktova Ploscha. PuschaVodytsia is the only beach located far from housing units, and perhaps the only one that deserves to be labelled beautiful. Located in a sanatorium zone, it is surrounded by a stunning forest. There are beach beds, boats and plenty of available spaces. The beach consists of two short, but pretty wide zones. Though its busy here most of the season, its always possible to find a good spot. Getting there: take tram No. 12 from metro station Kontraktova Ploscha to stop 7th Line (about 45 minutes ride). Telbin L-5, MDruzhby Narodiv. Located in Kyivs Bereznyaki district, the reservoir itself is much less impressive than the beautiful park that surrounds it. There is a boat rental, pizzeria, fishing and something that looks like a playground. The view is promising especially for those that are planning to move into the surrounding new developments. Getting there: take a bus/marshrutka No. 95 from metro station Livoberezhna until bus stop Shumskoho Street and then walk a block towards the housing units. kyiv.inyourpocket.com

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Boat rental
islands, channels and inflows, beaches and bays are at your disposal. The Dnipro is deep and wide, and sometimes very rapid, which is why sometimes one really needs to struggle with the oars. This legendary boating station is located within the yacht-club Frigate. Although the row boats and peddle catamarans are not in the best state, you can still have a whale of a time! Price is 30Hr per hour. You may be asked to leave your passport as a deposit. Open 09:00 20:00. Getting there Take the red metro line from the centre to Hidropark. From the metro exit turn left and go about one hundred meters. Turn left down one of the roads going parallel to the metro line. When you get to the water, you are there. (See the boat sign on our city map p. 57). Holosiyivsky Park There is a very beautiful small lake in the Holosiyivsky forest. One may rent row boats and peddle catamarans which are renovated every season. Around the lake there are several cafes. We suggest having a mug of beer and German sausages in the Beer Garden. The cost of hiring a peddle catamaran is about 30Hr, a row boat 40Hr. Getting there Take the blue line from the city centre to the Holosiyivska metro station. Your will be nearly there. Obolon To travel along the Kyiv Manhattan on a boat, you need to go to the bay of the Dnipro Natalka. The current is mild here, and hence, the journey will be comfortable. It is worth it to navigate here and enjoy the Obolonskiy Lypki views and the most comfortable of the citys waterfronts with golf courses and perpetual strollers. The boat rental is located at a sport base of the same name. The cost of the row boat and peddle catamaran before lunch on weekdays - 30Hr, afternoons and weekends - 40Hr. Getting there Take the blue metro line to Minska station, and then walk in an easterly direction toward the Dnipro River toward a big golden domed Church. From the Church turn left to the beach. Trukhaniv Island Trukhaniv Island has a long aquatic history. Back in the 19th century, there was a summer residence of the Kyiv Yacht Club. In the Soviet times it housed the centre for rowers. Nowadays it is a modern water-sports facility to practice rowing, kayaking and canoeing. If you are not in the Olympic reserve and have not yet booked your tickets for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, you can start with a peddle catamaran and try to cope with the strong Dnipros current. The cost of rowboats and peddle catamarans 40-50Hr. Getting there Cross the Dnipro by the Pedestrian Bridge and walk in the direction of Matvievsky Gulf. Druzhby Narodiv Park A really big and cool sport X-Park has been operating in the park for couple of years. One can try almost every kind of water entertainment here. The parks fleet features tourist canoes, peddle catamarans, row boats, and kayaks. Before you go boating you will receive detailed instructions on how to use your chosen transport. The flow

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Frigate in Hidropark A great number of large and small

is very weak in the bay, so even a novice user should do fine. Cost per hour: 2-3 seats canoe - 40-60Hr, rowboat - 45Hr, peddle catamaran - from 30 to 60Hr, kayak - 40Hr. Getting there From the city centre take the blue metro line to Petrivka station. Then take trolleybus # 29, 30, 31, or buses # 21, 101, or any marshrutka which goes towards the left bank. Exit at the first stop after crossing the bridge, go under the highway and walk in the direction of X-Treme Park, there should be signs. Verbne Lake Verbne is considered as one of the cleanest lakes in Kyiv; the source comes from the groundwater, and the depth reaches up to 22 m. However, in July and August, the lake is overgrown with algae, and the water becomes muddy green. There are a lot of fish in the pond, and it is hard to discern them from the peddle catamarans or rowboats. Rental price 40-50Hr. Getting there Take the blue metro line from city centre to Petrivka station. From there head to the north side of Moskovsky prospect and walk 15 minutes to the Moskovsky Bridge.

Wakeboarding
Wakeboarding is a water sport which involves riding a wakeboard over the surface of a body of water. Special boats are used for towing the riders creating a large wave. It is this double wake field wave that serves as a springboard for jumping and performing beautiful tricks. For first-timers at Wake, 5-10 minutes is enough. Even if you have never stood on a wakeboard or water ski, do not be afraid to give it a try. X-Park Druzhby Narodiv Park, (+380) 44 229 26 17, www.xpark.kiev.ua. Located in an ecologically clean area on the island between two rivers - the Dnieper and Desenka. The complex has a special wake-track for water skiing. On the track one may book a lesson with a coach. There is a training cableway Easy Start nearby for beginners and those who do not manage to stay on the skis. Cost 105 - 195Hr for 30 min, 195 325Hr per hour, coaching 130 - 230Hr. Q Open 10:00 - 21:00. Adrenalin-UA Druzhby Narodiv Park, (+380) 44 232 77 04, www.adrenalin-ua.com. The wake centre is located on the other side of the Trukhaniv Island under the Moskovskyi Bridge in the entertainment centre The Most. At the centre you may ride a wakeboard, wake skate, water ski, mono-ski, as well as wake surf board or belly board. Lovers of a relaxing holiday may lie on the beach in lounge chairs in the shade of the trees or swing in a hammock, or take a boat ride as a spectator or photographer. Cost per minute - 25Hr. Pre-payment for 100 minutes costs 1900Hr. Entry-level training is for free. Q Open 09:00 22:00. TryWake J-2, Trukhanivsika 20, (+380) 67 607 49 71. The club is located on Trukhaniv Island, in the beautiful bay of the Dnipro. Here one may take wakeboarding lessons for 300Hr. per session or just rent the necessary equipment and ride. TryWake club began full operations on 15 May and will continue until midSeptember. Wake rental - 250Hr for a full day. Wake skiing behind a boat cost 25-36Hr. Q Open 09:00 - until sunset.

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WHERE TO STAY
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chatytska 1, MPoshtova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 322 88 88, fax (+380) 44 322 88 99, kyiv@fairmont.com, www.fairmont.com/kyiv. A great Luxury hotel right on the river Dnipro. Seldom have we been more impressed by a hotels elegance. Marble floors, stained glass windows, lovely chandeliers, and a stunning classic design and it goes on. Each of the 258 rooms is fully equipped and beautifully designed with large comfy beds. There are also Presidential and Royal Suites for all you presidents, kings and queens. There are discounted rates for weekends and package offers are available. The entire staff is friendly and great in English. Their restaurant The Strand Grill is open to the public daily from 06:30-midnight. Breakfast is not included and costs 35. Q258 rooms (Rates 319 - 2000). PZTHAUFL GKDwW hhhhh P Air-conditioning 6 Animal friendly T Child friendly H Conference facilities A Credit cards accepted J City centre location F Fitness centre L Guarded parking R Internet M Nearest metro station G Non-smoking rooms K Restaurant D Sauna C Swimming pool

Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv D-3, Naberezhno-Khresh-

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Holiday Inn Kiev H-4, Cher vonoarmiyska 100, MOlimpiiska, tel. (+380) 44 363 30 00, fax (+380) 44 363 30 03, sales.hikiev@ihg.com, www.holidayinn. com/Kiev. Holiday Inn has found its place in our city on a quiet lane locked between two business streets. It features all your Holiday Inn favourites including the usual agreeable 208 rooms. Facilities include business centre, conference room, restaurant and bar with terrace, fitness area on 11th floor with panoramic view. Wi-Fi is free all over the hotel. In the best of HI traditions, the hotel is perfect for business travellers and you know exactly what you are going to get for your money. Q208 rooms (180 Standards 150, 26 Executives 175, 2 Suites 225). PHAUFLGKW hhhh

Hyatt Regency Kyiv C-3, A.Tarasovoi 5A, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 581 12 34, fax (+380) 44 581 12 35, www.kyiv.regency.hyatt.com. Hyatt Regency Kyiv is centrally located in the historical centre on Sofiivska Square. The hotel is the ideal address for business and leisure travellers alike. With high-tech communications and ergonomic working areas, 234 spacious deluxe rooms and 25 suites provide the perfect setting for the discerning global business traveller. Luxurious bathrooms with underfloor heating, deep-soaking baths and exceptional rain showers create a unique in-room experience. State-of-the-art meeting and banquet facilities with 1,000 square meters of function space accommodate all needs, from small meetings to large-scale events. Luxurious Spa Natural with its advanced treatments, a gym with the latest equipment, a 25-meter swimming pool, restaurants and bars make Hyatt Regency Kyiv one of the best hotels in Kyiv. Q234 rooms (standard 328 - 585, deluxe 353 - 610, club 378 - 635, regency suite 578 - 835). PTJHAR6UFLGKDCW hhhhh

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MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 219 19 19, www.intercontinental.com/kiev. Intercontinental has been setting the bar in the hotel industry for decades, and its expansion into the Kyiv market represents a much needed infusion of competition in the cream of the crop end of the accommodation spectrum. Its location near Mykhailivska square offers tourists and business travellers access to the best Kyiv has to offer. Rooms range from stylish to elegant and come equipped with all imaginable amenities. Notable hotel facilities and services include a fitness centre, swimming pool, spa, business centre and travel services. Conference facilities can accommodate a whopping 800 participants, and the stunning ball room seats 400. Located on the 11th floor, the b-Hush Rooftop Caviar Bar is open for dinner and offers an impressive selection of exclusive dishes and an unforgettable view of the city centre. Brimming with tasty Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, Olivera is your laidback dining option, and Comme Il Faut is an elegant French restaurant offering the finest in Parisian inspired cuisine. Q273 rooms (standard 350 - 388, deluxe 380 - 488, 389 - 535, club executive 640 - 678, suite 840 - 1038). hhhhh Opera A-3, B.Khmelnytskoho 53, MUniversytet, tel./ fax (+380) 44 581 70 70, reservations@opera-hotel. com, www.opera-hotel.com. The Opera Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel which offers something unique for its guests. Staying in the Opera Hotel, you will not only enjoy the exquisite interior design, feast on fabulous food and enjoy a glass of exquisite wine near a fireplace, but you will also feel right at home, although home may be oceans away. The Opera Hotel is located just 15 minutes from downtown Kyiv and Khreschatyk Street allowing one to be in touch with Kyivs business and social life, but away from the busy downtown area. Business club, lobby lounge, conference rooms and spa

Intercontinental C-3, Velyka Zhy tomyrska 2A,

and fitness club are all a part of the luxury facilities offered to guests. Q136 rooms (classic 1900 - 2800Hr, standard 2200 - 3400Hr, superior 2800 - 4000Hr, junior suite 4600 - 5800Hr, executive suite 7000 - 8200Hr). POARU FLGKD hhhhh Premier Palace A-5, T.Shevchenka bulv./Pushkinska 5-7/29, M Teatralna, tel. (+380) 44 244 12 01/ (+380) 44 244 12 11, fax (+380) 44 279 87 72, info@ premier-palace.com, www.premier-palace.com. Kyivs first five-star hotel lives up to its name and more. Each room has a fully-interactive TV and internet system, along with a telephone and SOS alarm in the bathroom. The fabulous fitness centre with a gorgeous pool is opened to guests from 07:00 to 23:00. Q289 rooms (142 classic 325 - 395, 115 premier 425, 29 suite 495 - 625, 3 apartment 1200 3500). POHARUFLGKDCW hhhhh Radisson BLU B-3, Yaroslaviv Val 22, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 492 22 00, fax (+380) 44 492 22 10, reservations.kiev@radissonblu.com, www.radissonblu.com.ua/ hotel-kiev. Radisson hotels worldwide have a reputation for excellence and Kyivs is no exception. The Radisson BLU Kyiv offers its guests wireless access to the Internet around the clock, and for the technologically challenged the IT-savvy concierge is a classy touch. The spacious rooms, furnished in three different styles, include plenty of satellite TV channels, in-house movies, coffee/teamaker, a trouser press, safe and hairdryer. Business class rooms and suites are more spacious and include a few extra perks like buffet breakfast and daily newspapers. The hotel is well geared-up for events, with its state-of-the art conference facilities available for meetings or banquets. Q255 rooms (183 standard 202 - 293, 49 business class 252 - 343, junior Suite 303 - 394, suite 626, 1 Presidental 1111). Breakfast is not included in the price of a standard room. PTJHARUFLGKDW hhhh

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Radisson BLU Kyiv Podil D-2, Bratska 17-19, MKontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 393 13 73, fax (+380) 44 393 13 77, info.podil.kiev@radissonblu.com, www.radissonblu. ru/hotel-kyiv-podil. A new entry in the old city for this famous hotel chain. 164 top class rooms ranging from 1,860Hr per night for a standard to 5,469Hr for a suite. If you are a president - you have your own apartment for just over 10,000. The hotel was designed with the disabled in mind. There is a gym and convenient underground parking. The Starokyivsky Restaurant & Lounge has gorgeous marble furnishing and a classic, elegant interior, creating an ideal dining atmosphere. The chef treats guests to delicious international and Ukrainian main courses, pastries and deluxe desserts. The wine list has an wide selection of international and local wines. There is seating for 70 and an average meal will run around 400Hr. There is a business lunch weekdays from 12:00-16:00 from 97Hr. There is also the Lobby Lounge & Bar with soft, comfortable sofas and one may order food from the restaurant. Open 11:00-01:00. The Cafe 17 is a nice bright coffee shop with a street entrance. There are sandwiches, salads, and pastries all at reasonable prices. Q164 rooms (138 standards, 2 for disables, 15 business rooms, 5 suites, 1 presidential). PiHAFLGKDW hhhh
enjoy buffet breakfast in the restaurant. The conference room can accommodate up to 80 persons and comes fully equipped. Q200 rooms (standard 790Hr, classic 930 - 1030Hr, deluxe 1500 - 1650Hr, luxe 2500 - 2800Hr). PHALKW Boutique Hotel Riviera D-3, I-1, Sahaidachnoho 15, MPoshtova ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 581 28 28, fax (+380) 44 581 38 38, info@rivierahotel.com.ua, www. rivierahotel.com.ua. Riviera hotel is located in the historical part of Kyiv - in Podil. Such a suitable location makes it easy to reach main business and sightseeing areas of the city such as Andriivskyi uzviz, Mykhailivska and Sofiivska squares and Khreschatyk street. Through the windows of your room you can enjoy the view of the Dnipro River and historical Podil. Each room includes controlled air-conditioning. Home-like cosiness, high-quality service and an individual approach to each guest makes Riviera Hotel attractive to business travellers and tourists alike. Q79 rooms (comfort 220, business 240, junior suite 290, executive suite 350, deluxe 420, presidental suite 1000). PHARUFGKDW hhhh City Hotel A-3, B.Khmelnytskoho 56a, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 393 59 00, info@cityhotel.kiev.ua, www. cityhotel.kiev.ua. A lovely new hotel opened in time for the 2012 Football Championships. There are 87 beautifully decorated rooms ranging from 1794Hr for a standard double room to 3192Hr for a suite. A buffet breakfast is available for 200Hr. There are oodles of special offers; if one stays 2 nights or more the breakfast is just 1. Friday - Sunday there is a 15% discount, and at the New Year there are 3 nights for the price of 2. There is a quaint little bar open 24 hours. The Maltisse Restaurant is located on the 15th floor and offers a stunning view of the city. It has a modern-cream design and offers European cuisine. An average meal will run around 500Hr with extra for alcoholic drinks. Breakfast is served from 08:00-11:00 and the restaurant closes at 23:00. Q87 rooms (1 single 1104Hr, 74 doubles 1794Hr, 5 superiors 2292Hr, 7 junior suites 3192Hr). PiHAFLGKW City Park Hotel A-2, Vorovskoho 20A, tel. (+380) 44 451 87 01/(+380) 44 503 77 90, fax (+380) 44 451 87 27, info@cityparkhotel.com.ua, www.cityparkhotel.com.ua. This is a new boutique hotel located in the cultural, historical business part of Kyiv, and has been recognised as one of the best European style hotels in Ukraine. This quaint hotel has 23 rooms fully equipped, with a modern, bright design. Rooms cost from 145 per night with breakfast included. There is fax, photo copy, and a full range of business services available on request and conference rooms are available. The staff is warm and friendly and fluent in English. There is also a massage service available for guests. There is no restaurant but the Caf Bar is great with a limited menu at moderate prices. Caf open 07:30-23:00, Sat, Sun 09:00-18:00. Q23 rooms (standards 145 - 175, suites 225 - 240). PiJALGW hhhh Cosmopolite E-2, Vadyma Hetmana 6, letters A, , MShuliavska, tel. (+380) 44 205 35 20, fax (+380) 44 205 35 21, info@cosmopolite-kiev.com, www. cosmopolite-kiev.com. The new business hotel is built in Constructivism style, which suites to the surrounding area and Bilshovyk Shopping Mall nearby. But except of bright avant-garde faade, the hotel has truly impressive interior. Each of the hotels five floors is designed in a style dedicated to one of the prominent artists of Constructivism and holds a small museum room of each painter. The hotels location isnt central, however staying there youll be within easy access to all major business and leisure facilities, with a 10 minutes ride by Peremohy prosp. to Khreschatyk. Each room is equipped with working area, safe, mini-bar, coffee and tea. For business visitors there is a business centre and business areas on each floor. The hotels restaurant offers German cuisine. Q160 rooms (143 Standard 1761Hr, 7 Junior suite 2282Hr, 10 Suite 2699Hr). PZiHAUFLGKW

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11 Mirrors Design Hotel A-3, Bohdana Khmelnytskoho 34A, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 581 11 11, info@11mirrors-hotel.com, www.11mirrors-hotel.com. Either we did not noticed it before or it was covered with a green fence, but the building of this design hotel popped-up suddenly in the very heart of the city centre, enclosed by embassies, theatres, and churches. The rooms are big in a modern but incredibly spacious style with bathrooms designed as transparent glass cubes (highly recommended for couples are staying there!). The windows overlook one of our favourite streets Bohdana Khmelnytskoho. The amenities include the usual list found in upmarket hotels. Q49 rooms (19 doubles 275, 10 junior suites 300, 20 suites 335). PiAULGKW Alfavito H-4, Predslavynska 35D, MPalats Ukraina, tel. (+380) 44 220 45 75, fax (+380) 44 220 45 76, info@ alfavito.com.ua, www.alfavito.com.ua/en/index.htm. This lovely 4-star hotel has a classic/modern design and is located just a 2 minute walk from Palace Ukraina. All 270 rooms are ideal for business people: telephone, free Wi-Fi Internet access, safe, minibar, interactive TV, climate control system. There are rooms for allergy sufferers and the disabled, and all staff have an excellent command of English. Rooms run from 167 per night. There are several seminar and conference rooms and a complete range of business services are available. A unique feature is their Caf Forte which is not just a spacious and comfortable lounge, but an art gallery as well. Exhibits are constantly changing and the beautiful works may be purchased. There is also a piano bar where meals can be taken as well as the very elegant dining room. The menu is in English and the cuisine is European and Ukrainian with an average meal costing 300Hr. Restaurant open 11:00-23:00. Q270 rooms (9 singles 167, 231 doubles 187, 19 superiors 247, 4 business 247, 4 deluxe 427, 2 suites 1975, 1 apartment 2895, additional bed 50). PHAULKW hhhh Bakkara Art-hotel K-3, Venetian Island 1 (near the Metro Bridge), MHydropark, tel. (+380) 44 369 31 31, www.bakkara-hotel.com.ua. Bakkara Art-hotel is definitely a fine addition to Kyiv hotel scene. The hotel offers charm and class with prices that make sense. The rooms are fashionably decorated and comfortable. Room amenities include air conditioning, electronic security system, TV, free Wi-Fi, personal safe, hairdryer, mini-bar, telephone with direct international access and striking views of the Dnipro River and picturesque right bank. Every morning from 7:00 until 11:00 am everyone may Kyiv In Your Pocket

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Dnipro C-4, Khreschatyk 1/2, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 278 09 89, fax (+380) 44 254 67 65, reservation@dniprohotel.ua, www.dniprohotel.ua/en. One of the best four star hotels in Ukraine. This 12-storey hotel was built in 1964 in the centre of the business, political and cultural heart of the city. The majority of the rooms are recently renovated; some of the rooms have a spectacular view of the Dnipro river. All rooms have air-conditioning, internet, satellite TV and individually controlled central heating. Q186 rooms (87 singles 73 - 99, 51 doubles 89 - 155, 7 junior suites 160 - 180, 41 suites 165 - 240). PO HARFLGKDCW hhhh Domus D-1, Yaroslavska 19, MKontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 462 51 20, fax (+380) 44 462 51 45, manager@domus-hotel.kiev.ua, www.domus-hotel.kiev. ua. The private management at this medium-sized Podil establishment does a very good job fulfilling their claim to be Kyivs only business-class hotel. All of its rooms have special orthopaedic mattresses and allergic-proof bed accessories for the fussy businessperson. Modern dcor and stylishly subtle lighting add to the sophisticated atmosphere, and the big comfy beds dont hurt either. Q30 rooms (singles 1100 - 1200Hr, doubles 1400Hr, suites 1700Hr, apartments 3000Hr, superior suite 1950Hr). PHAKW ibis Kiev Shevchenko Boulevard G-2, T. Shevchenka bulv. 25, MUniversytet, tel. (+380) 44 591 22 22, fax (+380) 44 591 22 33, h7143@accor.com, www. ibishotel.com. This beautiful new hotel is one of the best we have seen come along in awhile. The dcor is a unique quasi art-deco-modern design; simple, yet elegant. A decently priced restaurant is open from 12:00-23:00 and there is a 24hrs bar. All rooms are fully equipped and range from 790Hr for a double to 2850Hr for a suite with a conference area, bar, and king sized bedroom. The staff is very helpful and English speaking. Breakfast 120Hr. Q212 rooms (113 doubles 790 - 1090Hr, 72 Twin 790 - 1090Hr, 1 Suite 2850Hr, 5 rooms for disable 790 - 1090Hr, 21 Family Room 1170 - 1400Hr). PZA6UGKW hhh Lybid G-2, Peremohy pl. 1, MVokzalna, tel. (+380) 44 236 60 23/(+380) 44 236 95 72, fax (+380) 44 236 63 36, reception@hotellybid.com.ua, www.hotellybid.com.ua. Named after the legendary sister of Kyivs founders, the Lybid is situated in the business heart of Kyiv. All rooms are bright and have pleasant wooden furniture plus air-conditioning, satellite TV, refrigerator and hairdryer. Guests in singles can stretch out and relax on a king-size bed. There are a lot of restaurants and stores in the area, as well as the circus and Ukraina shopping mall. The central train station and the downtown area are within easy reach by public transport. Q273 rooms (159 singles 930 - 1070Hr, 82 doubles 930 - 1070Hr, 3 Junior suite 1217 - 1467Hr, 27 Suite 1627 - 1877Hr, 1 Business suite 2144 - 2394Hr, 1 Exclusive suite 2488 - 2739Hr). PTHARULGKW hhh Natsionalnyi C-6, Lypska 5, M Khreschatyk, tel. (+380) 44 255 88 88, fax (+380) 44 255 89 97, hotel@natsionalny.kiev.ua, www.natsionalny.kiev. ua. An exorbitantly-priced hotel situated in the prestigious Pechersk neighbourhood. It has hosted Helmut Kohl, Jacques Chirac and a number of other world leaders. The hotel was fully renovated to satisfy the modern travellers demand for contemporary interiors and conveniences. Friendly staff will book tickets for shows and theatre, and deliver room service at all hours of day or night. Q75 rooms (40 singles 1703Hr, 20 junior suites 2006Hr, 12 suites 2510Hr, 3 apartments 3506Hr, extra bed 205Hr). PHARLKW hhhh Park Hotel Golosievo Holosiivskyi prosp. 87, MHolosiivska, tel. (+380) 44 219 11 55, fax (+380) 44 219 11 41, booking@hotelgolosievo.com.ua, www.hotelgolosievo. com.ua. Recently built in one of the most beautiful Kyiv parks, kyiv.inyourpocket.com Summer 2013

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Park Hotel Golosievo is recommended for business travellers. The hotel is located in 5 min walk from Holosiivska metro station and it takes less than 15 minutes to reach the city centre. All room are decorated in warm colours and equipped with all facilities expected in 4-stars hotel. The Beer Garden restaurant with Bavarian cuisine is an excellent addition to the hotel. A children playground outside the hotel is a nice place for kids. Q53 rooms (18 suites 1350 - 1900Hr, 25 apartments 2500 - 3800Hr, 10 standard 850 - 1150Hr). PiTALGKW Podol Plaza D-2, Kostiantynivska 7A, MKontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 503 92 92/(+380) 44 503 92 03, fax (+380) 44 503 92 20, reservation@podolplazahotel.com.ua, www.podolplazahotel.com.ua/en. This four-star boutique hotel creates a distinctive charm of elegance and antique style in the historical centre of Kyiv. Located just a few steps from the citys best museums and most spectacular Orthodox cathedrals, it has all the advantages of a larger establishment, yet exudes the warmth, intimacy and attention to detail that only a privately-owned hotel can. The hotels Gallery Restaurant combines traditional cuisine with new flavours and is equally appropriate for both business lunches and dinners. The bar is a perfect place to numb your senses after a hectic day. Q57 rooms (singles 1400 - 1600Hr, doubles 1600 - 1840Hr, junior suite 2320 2720Hr, suites 2320 - 4480Hr). PHALKW hhhh President Hotel A-6, Hospytalna 12, MPalats Sportu, tel. (+380) 44 256 32 56/(+380) 44 256 38 56, fax (+380) 44 256 32 53, reserv@president-hotel.com.ua, presidenthotel.com.ua/en. The Presidents surroundings are surprisingly tranquil considering its proximity to centre. The hotel has 374 bedrooms of varying comfort and size (singles, doubles, suites and apartments), a business centre, restaurant, bar, health and beauty complex, underground parking, airport transfers and even a chauffeur. This is a popular venue for all sorts of events, and its conference suite has rooms holding as few as 10 or as many as 450 people. Q374 rooms (standard 140 - 160, junior suite 224 - 320, suite 272 - 380, apartment 480 - 700). POHAR FLGKDCW hhhh Ramada Encore Kiev Stolychne Shose 103, MVydubychi, tel. (+380) 44 205 15 15, fax (+380) 44 205 15 16, info@encorekiev.com, www.ramadaencorekiev.com/ eng/. Though Ramada Encore is located a bit far from the city centre, it takes only about 20 minutes to get to the city centre by a shuttle bus (stops at Yevropeyska Square), which is free and goes according to schedule. There is also a free shuttle bus from Boryspil airport. For guests arriving to Kyiv Airport transfer will be also organised. Ramada Encore is a completely new 20-story building, housing 264 hotel rooms and 58 long stay apartments. All of them are done up in bright colours with a modern style. The rooms are equipped with wooden floors, large windows and fabulous bathrooms. The conference centre (1,200 sq.m) is located on the 1st and 2nd floors. The hotels Lobby bar and La Moda Italian restaurant with a 180 people capacity are located on the 1st floor, while two gyms are located on 3rd and 18th floors. Breakfast is not included in the price. Q322 rooms (257 standards 99 - 109, 7 superiors 110 - 120, 20 studios 135 - 145, 38 apartments 185). PZHAUFLGKW hhh Rus A-6, Hospytalna 4, MPalats Sportu, tel. (+380) 44 256 40 00/(+380) 44 256 40 20, fax (+380) 44 256 40 05, reservation@hotelrus.kiev.ua, www.hotelrus.kiev. ua/en. For football fans who are allergic to crowds, the rooms on the upper floors of the Rus are perfect, offering superb views of Olympic Stadium. The prices, which vary depending on the number of guests in a room, arent cheap, and both singles and doubles are a bit small. They are smart and well furnished however. There is also a business centre and three conference halls are at your disposal. Prices are cheaper at the weekends, and there are discounts for long stays. Q450 rooms (Standard 900 - 1170Hr, Business class 1270Hr, Suite 1700 - 4000Hr). PHARLGKW hhh Staro D-1, Kostyantynivska 34B, M Kontraktova ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 481 33 00, fax (+380) 44 481 33 03, sm@staro.com.ua, www.staro.com.ua. Staro is located in a quiet part of Podil district. The exterior of the hotel represents a kind of Art-nouveau style with 35 spacious and cosy rooms in a classical style. Each room is equipped with all the amenities of 4 star hotels including free Wi-Fi, safe, a set of mini-perfumes, a hairdryer and bathrobes. Located out of main business areas Staro is an ideal place for tourists to explore the city. Andrews Descent as well as the nearby Kontraktova ploscha metro station is 10 minute walking distance and the Chernobyl museum is also nearby. Q35 rooms (4 singles 129, 17 doubles 141, 7 twins 141, 3 family room 175, 4 junior suites 180, extra bed 35). PZiHAULGKW hhhh Vozdv y zhenskyi Boutique Hotel C-2, H-1, Vozdvyzhenska 60, MKontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 531 99 00, fax (+380) 44 462 58 43, info@vozd-hotel. com, www.vozdvyzhensky.com/en/. This is one of the most elegant and conceptual places in the capital - an ideal choice for business travel and elite relaxation. The hotels unique location, in the heart of a protected architectural monument of ancient Kyiv, adds a special aura. The hotels smart faade faces Andriivskyi uzviz and the Terrace Restaurant is secluded by the surrounding green hills that provide a breathtaking panoramic view. All 26 rooms, including the two deluxe suites and the two exclusive suites, come with Jacuzzi, Club and Boudoir, air-conditioning, mini bar, satellite TV and Internet access. The conference hall accommodates up to 100. There is a smaller hall for private meetings. Other perks include parking, banqueting, rewards programme, tailor-made service for every client and a special offer for those just married. Q26 rooms (singles 140 - 170, doubles 186 - 215, exclusive 300, luxe 315). PHARLBKW hhhh

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64, fax (+380) 44 364 10 60, bskyiv@bs-hotel.com.ua, www.bs-hotel.com.ua/en/hotel/kiev. Opened mid 2012 just outside the centre, the Black Sea is part of a hotel chain from Odesa. Occupied on the ground floor of a large apartment complex there are 31 comfortable all equipped rooms. The price ranges from 480Hr per room a night for standard room to 900Hr for a suite. A great buffet breakfast is available for an extra 80Hr. There is an adjoining restaurant which has a white-bright design. There is seating for 150 and English is a challenge here. The cuisine is European with an average meal costing 350Hr. Weddings, banquets, and special occasions can be held here. Q31 rooms (doubles 480 - 600Hr, 6 budget 480 - 520Hr, 20 standard 600Hr, 3 apartment 640 - 660Hr, 2 superior 900Hr, extra bed 120Hr). PiHALGKW IQ Hotel E-2, Vadyma Hetmana 6, MShuliavska, tel. (+380) 44 238 84 05, fax (+380) 44 238 84 06, info@ iqhotel.com.ua, www.iqhotel.com.ua. Located near the Bilshovyk Shopping Mall, this modern 3 star hotel is a much needed addition to the Kyiv hotel scene. The staff was very helpful and spoke fairly good English. There are 34 rooms, mostly double standard costing just 599Hr per room per night - a small breakfast is included. The design is a high tech minimalism - white and bright, with queen size beds and orthopaedic mattresses. There is a smart house system with everything included. Its adjacent to the shopping mall so all your entertainment and shopping needs are just a stones throw away. Q34 rooms (1 single 499Hr, 31 doubles 599Hr, 2 junior suites 899Hr). PiHLGW

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Khreschatik C-4, I-2, Khreschatyk 14, M Maidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 596 80 00, fax (+380) 44 596 80 01, info@khreschatik.kiev.ua, www.khreschatik.kiev.ua/en. Each room at this cracking place is equipped with telephone, satellite TV, refrigerator and air-conditioning. Given the location, in the heart of the business district, the tranquillity of the place is remarkable. The Khreschatik boasts two conference rooms, a business centre, a currencyexchange desk, guarded parking and Wi-Fi Internet can be accessed in the lobby. Weekend rates are a great value. Q130 rooms (singles 850 - 1700Hr, doubles 1500 - 1800Hr, suites 1250 - 1900Hr). PHALW hhh Kozatskiy C-4, Mykhailivska 1/3, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 279 49 25, fax (+380) 44 279 27 09, reservation@kozatskiy.kiev.ua, www.kozatskiy. kiev.ua/en/. Kozatskyi is located in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Independence Square - the cultural and trade centre of Kyiv. An ideal location for both business and tourism, access to the citys extended transportation network, proximity to world renowned sites and reasonable prices give this venue a remarkable competitive advantage. Q130 rooms (57 singles 740Hr, 34 doubles 850 - 990Hr, 29 Junior suite 1380 - 1490Hr, 10 Suite 1590 - 1700Hr). HAK hh Kyiv D-6, J-3, M.Hrushevskoho 26/1, MArsenalna, tel. (+380) 44 253 01 55, fax (+380) 44 253 64 32, reservation@htl.kiev.ua, www.htl.kiev.ua/?lang=en. This hotel is located in the heart of Kyivs political district, and the majority of the guests are members of the Ukrainian Parliament. There are spectacular views of the Mariinsky Palace, Rada building and the park. The Kyiv offers all an MP could need: restaurants, a currency exchange, ATMs, a beauty salon and room service. Prices include breakfast. Q187 rooms (standard 1080 - 1320Hr, junior suite 1680 - 2040Hr, suite 2520Hr, Apartment 3000Hr). HAFLGK hhhh kyiv.inyourpocket.com

tel. (+380) 44 494 14 20, fax (+380) 44 280 61 30, hotel@salute.kiev.ua, www.salutehotel.kiev.ua/en/ index_en.htm. This circular structure looks as if its about to leave its pod above the Dnipro River and spin off into space. Great views of the golden cupolas of Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra are afforded from Salyuts elegant rooms, which contain satellite TV, refrigerator and hairdryer. All rooms have double beds, so couples and very close friends should have no space problems - which is more than we can say for the building! Breakfast is not included (150Hr). Q90 rooms (10 singles 650Hr, 49 doubles 750Hr, 21 junior suite 900Hr, 10 suite 1200 - 1400Hr). POHALK hhhh Slavutych Entuziastiv 1, MLivoberezhna, tel. (+380) 44 561 11 11/(+380) 44 561 11 12, fax (+380) 44 561 11 70, slavutych-hotel.com.ua/en. If you want to stay on what is sometimes known as Venetian Kyiv (in fact the man-made Rusanivskyi Island) then head to the Slavutych. The hotels faade is not, it has to be said, in great shape, although the views from inside are wonderful. The cheaper rooms are rather austere and more depressing than the brightly-coloured refurbished rooms and suites, eight of which come with air-conditioning. Laundry and dry cleaning are available. In addition there is a beauty shop, newspaper kiosk and souvenir stands. Breakfast is not included (65Hr). Q400 rooms (201 singles 329 - 459Hr, 175 doubles 429 - 845Hr, 18 junior suites 999Hr, 6 suites 1100Hr). OHAKC hhh Tourist Raisy Okipnoi 2, MLivoberezhna, tel. (+380) 44 568 40 17, fax (+380) 44 517 82 53, reservation@ hotel-tourist.kiev.ua, hotel-tourist.kiev.ua/en/. A whole army of tourists could fit into this state-run hotel, which rises up 27 storeys for a wonderful view back across the Dnipro River of Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra and the Motherland statue. Tourist has various standards of rooms, some of which have

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Apartment hotels
Greguar Apartments H-4, Chervonoarmiyska 67/7, MOlimpiyska, tel. (+380) 44 498 97 90/(+380) 44 498 97 91, fax (+380) 44 498 97 91, info@greguar. com.ua, www.greguar.com.ua. This apartment hotel located in the very centre of Kyiv business area. All 45 executive apartments are cosy and comfortable, equipped with kitchen, Wi-Fi and all amenities expected to be in the hotel. A fine French patisserie on the premises. Q45 apartments (15 singles 130US$, 24 doubles 165US$, 3 junior suite 180US$, 3 suite 200 - 220US$). Flat Lux Apartments B-5, Khreschatyk 29/1, MKhreschatyk, tel. (+380) 44 238 09 39/(+380) 67 442 84 00, fax (+380) 44 538 09 38, booking@flatlux. net, www.flatlux.kiev.ua. Flat Lux offers its guests daily apartment rental service with spacious comfortable accommodation. Apartments are fully equipped and furnished, with kitchen and bathroom, ranging in size from one to three rooms. Apart from accommodation the company provides transfer, ticket booking service, cleaning and laundry. Discounts are promised for regular guests. PARW Senator Apartments City Center A-3, H-2, Pyrohova 6, MUniversytet, tel. (+380) 44 200 77 55, fax (+380) 44 200 77 33, office@senator-apartments. com.ua, www.senator-apartments.com.ua. This serviced apartment complex occupies a newly renovated historical building in centre. It includes 27 fully furnished luxury apartments of 1-4 rooms. All apartments are designed by a well-known international architect and equipped with everything required for a long stay. Modern kitchen, washer/dryer, high-speed Internet access, satellite TV, spa baths and 42 plasma TVs are available. The comfort of your stay is supported by a multilingual front desk staff, housekeeping services, 24/7 security, doorman and free on-site parking. The other building of Senator Apartments is at G-2, Dmytrivska 62/20, tel. (+380) 44 220 05 55. Q 27 apartments available for rent: 1 room - 115-130, 2 rooms from 235-250, 4 rooms from 470-500. Long-term and corporate rates are negotiable. PTHARL Senator Apartments Executive Court G-2, Dmytrivska 62/20, MLukyanivska, tel. (+380) 44 220 05 55, fax (+380) 44 220 03 33, executivecourt@senator-apartments.com, www.senatorapartments.com. Located in a newly constructed building in a quiet neighbourhood on the edge of downtown, the Executive Court property includes all the great amenities as the city centre location. The advantage of this locale is its close proximately to supermarkets and the Ukraina shopping mall. Long-term and corporate rates are negotiable. Q apartments 165 - 205. Sherborne Guest House J-3, Sichnevyi provulok 9, MArsenalna, tel. (+380) 44 490 96 93, fax (+380) 44 490 96 99, reservation@sherbornehotel.com.ua, www.sherbornehotel.com.ua. Sherborne Guest House located in one of the citys best-loved neighbourhoods, Pechersk, near historical Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra with dozens of museums and art galleries provides a range of private fully serviced apartments. Hotels Amenities include round-the-clock reception, business services, private laundry and secured parking. Apartments feature spacious bedroom with king-size bed, marble-tiled bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens. All apartments are air-conditioned and are provided with sky/cable TV, security safe and broadband internet access. Q16 rooms (one-room 125US$, two-room 145 - 165US$, three-room 210US$, two-room superior 280US$). PTARLW Kyiv In Your Pocket
air-conditioning. The suites are spacious and contain two TVs, a hot pot and tea cups, while the entire 10th floor is non-smoking. Breakfast included. Q380 rooms (singles 470 - 630Hr, doubles 590 - 870Hr, Junior suite 1200 - 1300Hr). POHAFLKD hhh Ukraine C-4, Instytutska 4, MKhreschatyk, tel. (+380) 44 278 66 75/(+380) 44 279 03 47, fax (+380) 44 279 13 53, reservation@ukraine-hotel.kiev.ua, www.ukrainehotel.kiev.ua/en. The hotel formerly known as Moskva (Moscow) now provides a much more patriotic, if not so modern, backdrop to Maidan Nezalezhnosti. The lobby is quite old-school, but the rooms have caught up with the times and offer cable TV with movie and Internet service. Attractive dcor and furniture await you in higher-priced rooms, while the others lack amenities including air-conditioning. Q371 rooms (singles 700Hr, doubles 950 - 1100Hr, Junior suite 900 - 1170Hr, Suite 1400 - 2600Hr). PHARFLGKD hhh

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2D, MKontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 580 21 69/ (+380) 95 703 29 79, dreamhouse@dream-family.com, www.dream-family.com. This friendly hostel is located on the famous and picturesque street of the artists. Part of a chain the hostel is in a lovely renovated building with beds for 100 +. Everything is clean with lots of facilities, the beds and furniture are all real wood. There is a kitchen, eating area, washing machine, Wi-Fi. Prices range from 100Hr per person per night to 520Hr for a private room for 1-2 with in room bathroom and toilet. The staff is supper nice and speaks fluent English. They show genuine concern for their guests and arrange daily games and activities on premises and outside excursions like bowling etc. Their motto is We dont just sell beds, we sell emotions something to tell your friends about. Q28 rooms. PAW Dream Party Hostel A-5, Chervonoarmiyska 47, apt. 17, MOlimpiyska, tel. (+380) 66 244 14 47/(+380) 44 289 36 13, booking@dream-hostel.com, www.dream-family. com. Dream Hostel offers its guests a most unique and friendly atmosphere. To be honest, the hostel owners are friends of our editorial team, however we were even pickier, in our review of the facilities. After all, believe it or not, Dream Hostel might be considered as the most luxurious hostel in Kyiv. Aside from usual, very high standard amenities, your window overlooks Chervonoamiyska street and the common room window overlooks the newly renovated Olympiyskyi stadium, where the final match of Euro2012 football championship took place. Breakfast is available for 20Hr. Q4 rooms (1 double 42, 1 quad 33, 1 8-bed dorm 9 - 10, 1 10-bed dorm 9). PW Gagarin B-6, Pervomayskoho 11, MKlovska, tel. (+380) 67 877 39 93, info@gagarinhostel.com.ua, www. gagarinhostel.com.ua. Gagarin is located in 300 m from Klovska metro station in the middle of Kyiv business area, surrounded by all city skyscrapers. It provides accommodation for 60+ people in 14 rooms, featuring free Wi-Fi, lockers, complimentary breakfast and coffee/tea are always at hand . The hostel is clean and staff speaks English well. The common area is equipped with kitchen and TV. Ask administrator for bike rental. Q PiGW Kiev Central Station A-2, Hoholivska 25, apt. 15, MUniversytet, tel. (+380) 93 758 74 68, www.kievcentralstation.com. Managed by Brazilian/Ukrainian staff this hostel offers backpackers all they are expecting to get. Homy atmosphere, a lot of information and close location to the train station make Kyiv Central Station the good choice for a stop in Kyiv. Choosing a dorm or one of privates youll get all range of usual hostel amenities including free Wi-Fi. Q5 rooms (2 doubles 19 - 20, 1 quad 17 - 18, 1 6-bed dorm 13 - 16, 1 12-bed dorm 13 - 14). PRLGW

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Magic Bus Kyiv H-3, Saksahanskoho 31, apt. 3, MLva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 97 336 0303, busofmagic@gmail. com, www.magicbushostel.com. When we first entered the place our first thought was cool, its so funny and bright. Except of red/green/blue walls, there is a terrific guess what?.. golden toilet! Hostel stuff is very friendly and helpful and rooms are always clean. Due to its location on one of the main traffic streets, it might be a bit noisy outside, but we may apply this to a half of Kyiv hostels. Q3 rooms (2 doubles 12 - 13, 1 12-bed dorm 8). PW The Hub Hostel H-3, Saksahanskoho 66B, MUniversytet, tel. (+380) 44 229 12 66, kyiv@thehubhostel. com, www.thehubhostel.com. The Hub is in a separate unique little building hidden in the centre on one of those rare, quiet side streets. The staff is helpful and friendly and great in English. Its very neat and clean with a 24 hour reception, free coffee and tea, and basically everything one looks for in a hostel; Wi-Fi, a large social room with large screen TV, washing machine, lockers, and a well equipped kitchen and eating area. The prices are reasonable with beds costing from 14-19 per night per person. There are private rooms for 1-2 costing from 50. There are bikes to rent and lots of activities are arranged including games, movie nights, and pub crawling. And if Max is on duty - ask him to show you his famous bubble tricks. Q PAGW TIU Khreschatyk C-4, Khreschatyk 8B, apt. 11, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 50 331 18 47, tiu.kreschatik@gmail.com. This quaint little hostel is right in the heart of Kyiv, just a minute or 2 from Independence Square. Staff is very friendly and English speaking. There is a room for 10 and a room for 2. The kitchen is spacious and fully equipped, and the living room is quite comfortable with round the clock internet. Everything is very clean as all wear slippers. Prices from 9 Euro per night with many excursions and pick up services available. Q (1 10-bed dorm 12). PW Why not? Chillout Kiev H-3, Gorkoho 22B/35, MLva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 63 332 43 06, whynothostel@ gmail.com, www.whynothostels.com. The day we first came to this hostel it was greeting its first guests, still being on small renovation. Now when all works are done it welcomes everyone with 6 rooms each uniquely designed. If you have only a few days in Ukraine, but want to explore the whole country - this hostel is just for you. Stay at Industrial 8 bed dorm to feel yourself somewhere in Donetsk or choose a 4 bed dorm of Coupe room and imagine travelling by Ukrainian trains. Soviet room or Forest one, or maybe the Rocket room, whichever you choose youll get the high standard service and common set of amenities, including free breakfast and Wi-Fi, laundry service, information support, etc. Smoking is allowed only in basement. Q6 rooms (2 doubles 14 - 15, 2 quads 12, 1 8-bed dorm 9, 1 10-bed dorm 8). PGW kyiv.inyourpocket.com

Zig Zag A-5, Gorkoho 3A, apt.18 (press 18 at the entrance), MLva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 98 700 08 80, fax (+380) 44 272 61 77, zzhostel@gmail.com, www. zzhostel.com. Zig Zag settled down across the road from lovely Shevchenko park and the Red Building of National University. The hostel can accommodate up to 62 people in 8 rooms, being probably the first hostel that offers male/ female dorms. Nice lounge area upstairs provides TV/DVD and even PlayStation options, while downstairs there are several PCs for use and a nice kitchen. All rooms come with lockers, air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Q8 rooms (quad private 60, 4-bed dorms 12 - 13, 6-bed dorm 11, 8-bed dorm 10, 10-bed dorm 9). PAGW

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9A, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 468 07 57, fax (+380) 44 238 26 03, service@aparthotel.kiev.ua, www.accommodation.kiev.ua. A small network of serviced apartments in the very heart of Kyiv. All apartments are modern, well furnished, well-equipped and come with cable TV. Drivers and interpreters are also available. Q31 rooms (10 studio 38 - 72, 16 one-room 45 - 104, 5 two-room 78 - 105). A Kiev Apartments C-4, Horodetskoho 11, office 34, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 93 685 00 76/ (+380) 97 751 66 49, info@kievapts.com, www.kievapts.com. Kiev Apartments offers the largest variety of fully serviced apartments in the prime centre of Kyiv. Apartments for every taste, budget and style. Free airport pick-up. Q studio 57 - 99US$, one-room 67 - 179US$, two-room 84 - 289US$, three-room 164 - 369US$. PA Kiev for You tel. (+380) 67 242 12 24/(+380) 68 810 87 87, apartkiev@gmail.com, www.apkiev.com.ua. Comfortable, clean, fully-furnished domestic apartments in the centre of Kyiv. All are equipped with air-conditioning, Jacuzzi, cable or satellite TV, DVD player, high speed Internet and independent hot-water supply. Airport and train station pick-up and accounting receipts are also available. Q (6 one-room 50 - 85US$, 4 two-room 60 - 90US$, 2 three-room 125 - 140US$, 1 four-room 130US$). PAR Olga tel. (+380) 44 237 20 06/(+380) 44 233 04 44, olga1001night@yahoo.com, www.apartment-kiev.com. Nice apartments in the centre of Kyiv. All the necessities for a comfortable life. Double beds, satellite TV, Internet, bathroom, kitchen, music centre, air-conditioners, washing machine, microwave oven, iron, etc. The location is beautiful - around Maidan and Khreschatyk. Q 4 one-room 60 - 65US$, 12 two-room 65 - 120US$, 2 three-room 100US$, 2 four-room 200 - 250US$.

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Salads are very common, but rather than being lettucebased, combinations of fresh, cooked, and preserved vegetables may be mixed with meat, cheese, or fish. With so many different recipes, the only constant of Ukrainian salads are the presence of vinegar or mayonnaise.

Shuba salad Ukrainian dishes show a sophisticated simplicity based on pleasing combinations of fresh, pickled, and smoked ingredients. While cooking techniques are not complicated, dishes may contain a great number of ingredients and unusual combinations, such asshubasalad which combines pickled herring and beets. Food is neither highly spiced nor bland, but skilfully seasoned to perfection. Bread, is of course the mainstay of the Ukrainian diet. The countrys reputation as the breadbasket of Europe is well deserved. The French writerHonoredeBalzac, who lived in Ukraine for four years, counted 77 different ways of preparing bread. It is such a central part of the diet here that there is a custom to give honoured guests and departing or arriving travellers the gift of a loaf of bread and salt. This tradition is still used in welcoming ceremonies for dignitaries and other important persons. Another staple of Ukrainian diet is kasha or what would be called mush in America and porridge in Britain.

Varenyky Varenyky are dumplings made from boiled or fried dough, resembling ravioli without red sauce. They can be filled with meat, potatoes, cabbage, and sometimes mushrooms for as anentre, or sour cherries or sweetened cottage cheese and raisins as a dessert. Any kind can be accompanied by butter or sour crme.

Holubtsi The word holubtsi can be translated into little pigeons, but really has nothing to do with fowl of any kind. They are cabbage rolls stuffed with meat and rice or buckwheat and often covered with a thin tomato sauce. There are many different kinds ofpastries and cakes , usually less sweet than th ey are made ou tside of continental Europe. A tort Kyivskiy is a local speciality, made of layers of crumbly raised wafers, hazelnuts, and Kyivskiy tort it even comes in its own special box. For a uniquely Ukrainian drink, trykvas, a slightly sweet nonalcoholic beverage with a wheat-like taste sold from giant tanks on wheels in the summer throughout the city.

Borsch Borschis certainly the national dish of Ukraine, even making its appearance on the menus of Chinese and Italian restaurants inKyiv. This uniquely Ukrainian soup has been adopted by other countries in the region, but as recently as 45 years ago it could not even be found in restaurants in other Soviet republics. The many versions ofborshchserved throughout the country reflect the individuality of Ukrainians as well as their ingenuity. The beet-based soup can contain as many as 20 different ingredients, depending on the season, region, and of course, personal preference of the cook. It can be meatless or prepared from a rich meat stock and contain either beef or smoked pork. The availability of ingredients for traditional cooking are often dependent on the season, so most varieties of vegetables sometimes make their appearance in certain dishes in their pickled form. You also might find that certain dishes listed on a menu might not be available at certain times of year.

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In the not so distant past, hungry tourists were limited to a handful of hotel restaurants with appalling service and tasteless food. Thanks to innovative entrepreneurs from Ukraine and the rest of the world, visitors can now choose from a vast range of options of local and international cuisine that rivals many Western European cities. New establishments with new themes open regularly as the quality of food, service, and dcor improve as well. The prices at some new, trendy restaurants in the centre are rising accordingly, but an evening dining out at most places will still cost less than you would expect to pay for the same level of service and quality at home. Equally appetising moderately priced and budget options are widely available in all parts of the city. When the weather has warmed up sufficiently, many of the cafs and bars around the centre will set up outdoor seating. Our guide lists popular eating establishments from American to Ukrainian, so whatever dining atmosphere you find yourself in, the word here is smachnoho!

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MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 278 06 41, www.knyazhiy-grad.com. It was like entering a huge throne room. Located under the Diplomatic Institute, this cellar has been marvellously transformed. There are stones pillars and arches throughout with swords and plaster figures set in them. The cuisine is traditional Russian and Ukrainian with an average meal costing around 400Hr. QOpen :00 - 24:00. PALGSW Kult RA C-3, Volodymyrska 4, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 331 59 48, www.kultra.org. This is a journey in time to Pre-Christian Ukraine. The staff wears traditional costumes and speaks some English. The dcor is early Ukrainian, like being in an old village. There is nothing on the menu that was not in the Pagan times, hence no tomatoes or potatoes. The organic menu is reasonably priced and in English. A specialty is the mustached cat fish fillet smoked in vegetables for 106Hr. We tried the fried trout in herbs with beets and celery and found it great! There are homemade liquors and Ceriman herbal teas to enjoy. The place is absolutely non-smoking. QOpen 10:00 - 23:00. PAGW Kureni D-6, J-2, Parkova doroha 4, tel. (+380) 44 253 17 24/(+380) 44 360 56 24, www.carteblanche.ua/en/. Kureni, one of the oldest restaurants in Kyiv, has reopened after renovations. Chef Igor Patuk offers Ukrainian cuisine and follows the modern European traditions. The restaurant represents a truly outdoor style, but it is located in the centre of the city. The Ukrainian hospitality along with a breathtaking view of the Dnipro river and surrounding natural landscape make this place exceptionally unique. QOpen 12:00 - 02:00. . PAUILEGBXS Mitla B-4, Prorizna 21, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 278 05 48, www.mitla.com.ua. A very traditional Ukrainian experience right near the Golden Gate. The menu is in English and very reasonably priced! We sampled the borsch and varenyky and were not disappointed! There is seating for 80 with live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Private functions are welcomed. Breakfast is from 15Hr and business lunches from 43Hr. To enjoy a real Ukrainian experience, visiting Mitla is a must! QOpen 10:00 - 23:00. PAGXSW Monastyrska Trapezna K-5, Vydubytska 40, MDruzhby Narodiv, tel. (+380) 44 451 42 56. A two-storied annex to the Vydubychi Monastery welcomes you to a singular fusion of museum and restaurant. Show cabinets, scattered around the restaurant hall, glisten with golden and bronze antiques, ancient ceramics and a collection of Cossacks tobacco-pipes. Restaurant-wise this unique institution boasts a menu of hoary

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Ukrainian viands. Be assured that every dish is blessed - you are on the grounds of a monastery, remember? Try varenukha, a strong liquor made of dry fruits and honey with spices, as a starter and then savour a whole variety of traditional Ukrainian dishes. QOpen 10:00 - 22:00. . PTALEGB Sinoval H-3, Saksahanskoho 40, tel. (+380) 44 289 54 75, www.sino.com.ua. It is a different sort of place which one finds out upon entry and is greeted with a bathtub full of fish. The dcor is kind of flea market with old radios, typewriters, books, and assorted knickknacks scattered throughout. The cuisine is Ukrainian with an average meal running just 100Hr or so. There is a delicious lunch served daily for just 39Hr. One can see the daily special on line in their very interesting web-site. There is no English menu nor English speaking staff when we were there - but in such a relaxed atmosphere - there is bound to be another guest happy to help out. QOpen 11:00 - 23:00. PAGSW Taras Bulba B-4, Pushkinska 2-4/7, MKhreschatyk, tel. (+380) 44 270 72 48, www.tarasbulba.kiev.ua. This is a very traditional Ukrainian restaurant - like being in a village. The staff wears those cute costumes and the place is loaded with jars of handmade conserves and preserves along with antiques and decorations all of which can be bought on the spot. While it looks extremely old - it opened recently. Taras Bulba is family oriented with a great childrens play room and there is seating for 186. Not only is there an English menu - they have them is 36 languages! (Someone please call Guinness). There are, as expected, many different dishes of borscht available, rabbit, and 20 different types of varenyky, and plenty of delicious Ukrainian dishes. An average meal cost around 150-200Hr. Breakfast is from 09:00-12:00 with free coffee included. The business lunch is from 12:00-16:00 from 60Hr. They have their own discount card and there are discounts for birthdays. They also hold special seasonal parties with workshops in arts and crafts for children. QOpen 09:30 - 22:00. PiAGSW Tsarske Selo J-4, Ivana Mazepy 42/1, MArsenalna, tel. (+380) 44 280 30 66, www.tsarske.kiev.ua/en/ about.htm. A bit expensive, but the colourful village dcor and traditional singing are quite entertaining, especially if you have no plans to go near a real Ukrainian village. The food is traditional and tasty, and dont forget to take your picture with the man laid out but still clutching a jug of spirits. QOpen 08:00 - 01:00. PALE Varenichnaya #1 A-5, H-3, Esplanadna 28, MPalats Sportu, tel. (+380) 44 287 15 39, www.2k.ua. From its opening, Varenichnaya #1 became a favourite for many. To Kyivites it seems that this restaurant has always been a feature near the Palace of Sport! At the entrance you will be met by a charming decorative pig called Varvara. There are three halls decorated in a picturesque Philistine style of the early 20th century, and a summer terrace. QOpen 24hrs. PTALGBS

American
MKontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 425 24 38, www. arizonabbq.com.ua. Kyivs first expat hangout has excellent burgers, Mexican food and a 49Hr business lunch. American pool and darts keep the adults happy, while childrens parties are held every Sunday 11:00 - 12:30 and 15:00 - 16:30. QOpen 08:00 - 01:30. PTABSW Goodman Steak House G-3, Zhylianska 75, MVokzalna, tel. (+380) 44 596 00 00, www.ua.goodman.ru/en. Goodman Steak House is part of a European chain known for its top quality American cut steaks. The restaurant is located near the railway station in a new business centre. The dcor is modern, brown wood giving it a pleasant atmosphere. The walls are literally covered with photos from the US in the 1950s, a time of pleasure and prosperity. The menu has a lot to do with steak. One item we enjoyed is the set menu chateau for 2. It consists of a spinach pie, a very large steak and 2 side dishes, it was 700Hr and we felt it well worth it. An average meal here cost around 320 Hr. The English menu was simple to understand and most of the staff spoke English well. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00. PTA6GXW T.G.I. Fridays A-5, Bessarabska pl. 5A, MKhreschatyk, tel. (+380) 44 235 42 64, www.fridays.com.ua/ en. Famous for decades all over the world and synonymous with great value and good times, this chain restaurant is a real piece of Americana in the heart of Kyiv. Fridays attracts expats longing for familiar food, which comes in huge portions at reasonable prices and is served by the best staff in the city. Visitors will find the Kyiv menu has more salads and grilled meats than the Stateside version. The wine list is terrific and the cocktails (there are more than 400 of them) will speak for themselves. QOpen 12:00 - 23:00. . PTAGS Zheltok A-4, Lva Tolstoho 11/61, MLva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 63 396 10 10. Do not let the name confuse you - it is really a pretty good attempt at copying an American diner. (I doubt though if many exist anymore.) The breakfast/lunch menu is served from 08:30-17:30 with unlimited coffee. There are great American type pancakes along with real American hot dogs and hamburgers. The average price is about 60Hr. The dinner menu is from 17:30-23:00 featuring international and American cuisine. An average meal in the evening runs about 150Hr. It holds about 75 and all speak English well! QOpen 08:30 - 23:00. PiAGBSW

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Caucasian
(+380) 44 279 28 65, www.kafehinkalnaya.kiev.ua. A recent entry into the Kyiv eatery scene. This is Georgian cuisine at its fines with a real Georgian chef. Walking in one is nearly knocked over by the compelling aroma drifting from the kitchen. There is an English menu which also offers European cuisine and has a great wine list with popular Georgian wines. The staff was friendly and the service great with seating for 200. We suggest trying the traditional snack of Khinkali for just 14Hr! An average menu runs around 200Hr. There are photos of vintage US cars on the walls and there is a car actually built in/under the bar. From Wednesday-Sunday there is live music featuring Jazz and Blues from 20:30-22:30. QOpen 11:00 - 23:00. PALEGW Kuvshin H-4, Chervonoarmiyska 94/10, MOlimpiyska, tel. (+380) 44 592 63 63, www.kuvshin.com.ua. Restaurant Kuvshin offers Eastern, Caucasian, and Ukrainian cuisine. The creative service accompanies the delicious taste of their dishes. The design and furniture reminds you of the good old times when the whole family gathered around the dinner table. The cosy family atmosphere at the restaurant comes with traditional Caucasian hospitality. QOpen 12:00 - 02:00. . PTALGBSW

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Krendel G-2, Pavlivska 17, tel. (+380) 44 585 98
97. The decor is from the beginning of 20th century, which is Russian aristocracy with a French flavour. And the menu is according, featuring the most delicious pieces of traditional Russian cuisine with their own homemade bread and pastries as ad-ons. We tried the veal sirloin with aubergine for 153Hr and were really pleased with it. They also make their own pelmeni with unique, delicious stuffing. An average meal will cost around 300Hr. From 12:00-15:00, there is a 25% discount, and those celebrating their birthday get a 20% discount. For a romantic dinner there is live guitar music every Friday night from 19:00-22:00. English menu is available. QOpen 09:00 -

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Belgian
tel. (+380) 44 390 09 00, www.belle-vue.com.ua/ en/. This Belgian beer caf sports a lovely wooden interior full of mirrors and antiques. Once your table has been cleared of ads and flyers, youll have room for your favourite beer plus Belgian and Ukrainian cuisine. The metre-long Belle-Vue sausage is a specialty. QOpen 11:00 - 23:00. . PAUEBS Le Cosmopolite B-4, Volodymyrska 47, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 278 72 78. Designed in the style of early 20th century Belgian brassieres located throughout European capitals, Le Cosmopolites artnouveau dcor impresses with lots of wooden panels and a marble bar. Belgian and international food is accompanied by a wide selection of Belgian beers on tap. QOpen 11:00 - 23:00, Sat, Sun 11:00 - 02:00. . PALEB

Chinese
(+380) 44 360 70 60, www.brucelee.com.ua. A great little eatery just a stones throw from Kyivs main drag Khreschatyk. Its got great Chinese design and is quite cosy - seating 44. The chef is from China so you can be sure its the real thing. Its a real young and friendly English-speaking staff and they really made us feel welcome. Portions run between around 25-88Hr with an average meal costing about 120Hr. There are 4 great business menus ranging from 35-105Hr. QOpen 10:00 - 22:00. PAVGSW Lun Van B-4, B. Khmelnytskoho 26, MTeatralna, tel. (+380) 44 279 81 91. Lun Van offers arguably the most savoury and authentic Chinese in town. The beef and chicken stir-fry are excellent and the spicy veal will definitely have you reaching for your beer, eyes watering. Friendly and efficient service has become a trademark. The private dining room accommodates up to 12 and is ideal for business luncheons, larger dinner groups and families with noisy children. QOpen 11:00 - 02:00. PAGSW Mandarin D-3, Moskovsky prosp. 32, MKontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 229 04 59, www.mandarin.ua. This floating Asian restaurant boasts 25 Chinese cooks and over 100 items on the menu, including pigs ears, jellyfish and (relatively) expensive sushi. Most of the dishes are for two or more people, so dont be selfish and share with your partner. There is a special tearoom, a kids room with professional baby-sitter, and even a mooring for your boat, should you bring it. English menu available. QOpen 24hrs. PTALEGBSW

Belle Vue A-5, Saksahanskoho 7, MPalats Sportu,

Bruce Lee B-4, Proreznaya 2, MKhreschatyk, tel.

Gastronomic
(+380) 50 386 36 29, www.barsuk.kiev.ua. Barsuk offers a tastefully presented, pallet pleasing range of European and local dishes. Freshness is this restaurants recipe to success and is on display in the carefully chosen selection of salads, the fresh pastas smothered with your choice of signature sauce and steaming steaks and seafood. This place is loaded with extras including an Italian/ European deli and culinary classes available to the public every weekend from 11:00-14:00. This restaurant can be a bit tricky to find, as it is located on Kutuzova provulok, a small perpendicular side street off Kutuzova vul. From the Pecherska metro station, head towards the river and take the third street on the left. QOpen 08:00 - 23:00. . PAUVEGBXSW Foodtourist A-5, Chervonoarmiyska 5 (Arena City), 2nd floor, MLva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 095 780 60 70, www.foodtourist.com.ua. Foodtourist is right smack dab in the centre. The theme is simply food fashion; the cuisine is International and Ukrainian and they have an open Josper grill. The chef is from Marseilles and speaks great English as does the staff. There are so many different items to choose from, but we finally chose the grilled quail with veggies for just 137Hr. An average meal runs between 150-200Hr. A unique feature is the two large dining tables covered with beautiful thick grass. This was definitely a 1st for us - and less for the staff to clean up afterwards. There is also a breakfast menu served from 09:00-12:00 with prices about 35Hr.The place is quite large holding 200 guests and there is Wi-Fi available along with an excellent view of the city. QOpen 09:00 - 24:00. PiJEGSW GastroRock C-1, Vozdvyzhenska 10B, MKontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 50 390 61 31, www. gastrorock.kiev.ua. A cool type of pub for the younger age set. There is much truly unique here - like beer in a tin with fish, or is it fish in a tin with beer? You can buy your own cured leg of pork and leave it hanging for whenever you come in. For steak lovers there is a 2kg steak for only 599Hr. There are special Sunday dinners where the staff trade places with the customers. Breakfast is from 08:0012:00 with a special for 49Hr. There is a business lunch from 12:00-15:00 for 69Hr. An average meal runs about 200-250Hr. The place holds 80+ and there is live music along with special cocktails every Wednesday - Saturday. QOpen 08:00 - 02:00. PiJEGSW

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Czech
234 45 56, www.ugolema.com.ua. Those of you who have ever been to Prague, must have heard something of the legend of Golem. According to legend, Golem was created out of clay from the banks of Vltava river in the late 16th century to defend the Prague ghetto from pogroms. The legend is sad, but there is also a nicer part to it which is described on the walls of this Czech restaurant. The menu, beautifully decorated, features a long list of traditional rich Czech cuisine. We recommend trying at list one dish from Bramborov Listek (potato pies with different fillings) from a simple one for 27Hr to the most expensive with pork for 89Hr. There is pale and dark Podkovn draft beer on tap. The wine list includes Italian, Chilean and Georgian wines. QOpen 12:00 - 22:00. PJALGBSW U Hromogo Pola J-3, Suvorova 4, MArsenalna, tel. (+380) 44 280 50 07, www.uhromogopola.com.ua. The first restaurant in Kyiv to serve genuine Czech cuisine. The food is good and large - the various platters are an excellent introduction to Czech cuisine, as long as you like meat. U Hromogo Pola serves quality and robust bucket sized portions on the plate and fresh beer. QOpen 10:00 - 24:00. PTAESW

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Comelfo A-5, Pushkinska 34, MLva Tolstoho, tel.
(+380) 44 234 85 86, www.karaoke-comelfo.com.ua. A new edition to the non-stop restaurant scene. A great location in the centre with a lovely cream-woodish dcor. The menu (in English) offers European cuisine with an average meal costing around 300Hr. We liked the filet minion 100g for just 125Hr. There is seating for 60 and there is karaoke every night from 21:00-06:00. QOpen 24hrs. PALW

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Cote d`Azur D-3, Sahaidachnoho 15, Boutique Hotel Riviera, tel. (+380) 44 581 28 28, www.rivierahotel. com.ua/en/restaurant. Sitting on the 7th floor of the hotel, one has a splendid view of the old town Podol and the Dnipro River. The dcor is breath-taking with a gold-white combination. The cuisine is European/Ukrainian with an average meal running around 500Hr. We heard they have a great Chicken Kiev but we ordered the pepper steak with veggies for 320Hr - delicious! There are total seating for 80 plus a VIP room for 15. The restaurant can be booked for banquets, weddings, and other special occasions. QOpen 11:00 - 23:00. PAGXW Druzi Caf C-2, Andriivskiy Uzviz 2D, MKontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 580 21 69/(+380) 95 703 29 79, www.dream-family.com. This pub-cafe is actually located within the Dream House hostel. The decor is natural wood-simple yet relaxing. Breakfast cost 25Hr. and a simple meal cost around 40Hr. QOpen 08:00 - 23:00. PAGBW
Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 279 02 11/(+380) 67 187 49 49, www.pache.com.ua. Fish lovers - this is for you! Right in the centre you can enjoy not only their fish specialty but can choose from the great selection of Italian/ European cuisine. We ordered the sea bass from the Josper grill for just 145Hr and are glad we did. An average complete meal will run around 300Hr. There is a breakfast menu from 09:00-12:00 for 30 and 38Hr. The dcor is awesome - very modern with wood everywhere. It seats 100 and there is a VIP room and a summer terrace. QOpen 09:00 - 23:00, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 23:00. PAGBSW

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Centre, tel. (+380) 44 224 50 65/(+380) 67 506 04 26, ink-restaurant.com. This upscale Restaurant is located inside the business centre and is a great place for those serious business lunches. It is modern and spacious with a bright design. The cuisine is basically European and they have a great selection of Black Sea fish. An average meal will easily cost around 500Hr. The menu is in English and all were happy to speak with us. There is also a breakfast menu available from 10:00-12:00. QOpen 10:00 - 03:00, Sat, Sun 12:00 - 03:00. PAGSW

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Han Gang Entuziastiv 1, Slavutych Hotel, 16 floor, MLivoberezhna, tel. (+380) 44 294 14 14, www. han-gang.com.ua. Getting to this restaurant takes a small effort. Hop over the Dnipro to the left bank and the Slavutych Hotel, ascend to the 16th floor and turn right out of the lift. Once inside youll discover that the minor travel hassle was well worth it. The panoramic view of the right bank and the stunning domes of KyivoPecherska Lavra is arguably the best in the city. Skip the Japanese and order the Korean - you wont be disappointed. Karaoke is available. QOpen 11:00 - 24:00. PAGSW

(+380) 44 332 88 88, nebo-rest.com. This upscale restaurant is located with the Skybar complex on the top floor of one of the buildings in Arena City. The dcor is bright white so bring your sunglasses if you plan to eat there in the daytime. The menu offers European and Japanese cuisine with an average meal running around 500Hr. There is also a great Business Lunch weekdays from 12:00-13:30 for just 75Hr. The menu is in English and everyone was keen to speak to us in English. There is a lovely open roof terrace where one may take meals in good weather. QOpen 12:00 - 03:00, Fri, Sat 12:00 - 06:00. PAGSW

Nebo A-5, Chervonoarmiyska 1-3, Arena City, tel.

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Whiskey Corner C-3, Sofiivska 16/16, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 279 02 15, www.whiskycorner.kiev.ua. Show me the way to the next whisky bar - Well here it is! Just a stones throw from Independence Square with 500+ labels of whisky to choose from. The theme is Scottish hence the lovely plaid costumes the staff wear. The dcor is modern yet relaxed seating 70. There is an English menu with European and of course, Scottish cuisine costing 300Hr for an average meal - steaks would be more. We dared to order traditional Scottish haggis in a baked potato for 75Hr and were impressed. QOpen 11:00 - 24:00. PAGXW Summer 2013

(+380) 44 269 77 07/(+380) 44 269 29 56, www. odessacafe.com.ua. A lovely children friendly restaurant recently remodelled with a unique design. There is seating for nearly 200 with Ukrainian/European cuisine prepared by one of Ukraines top chefs. Seafood is plentiful and the salmon for 87Hr was a choice we did not regret. A complete meal will run about 300Hr. The menu is in English and all were quite eager to speak with us. QOpen 11:00 - 23:00. PALEGBSW

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Quick & Cheap
tel. (+380) 44 272 54 62, www.pizza-celentano. com. Power to the people! This expanding pizzeria chain champions democracy by granting patrons the choice of their own favourite toppings from a wide range of possibilities. Various salads and French crpes with different fillings are also on offer, all to a pleasant background of Italian music. QOpen 10:00 - 23:00. PLGX Dva Gusya A-3, B.Khmelnytskoho 46, MUniversitet, tel. (+380) 44 221 12 01. An enormous selection of European and Ukrainian dishes, from Irishfried potatoes to bitok - fried meat Kyiv-style. There are also soups, salads, desserts and an assortment of drinks. New dishes are introduced frequently, and special food is served in honour of Ukrainian holidays. QOpen 10:00 - 23:00. GS Olivie B-4, B.Khmelnytskoho 16-22, MTeatralna. Located right in the centre, the Olive is actually a pleasant make-over of a former branch of Domashnia Kuchnia, a cafeteria that has been in Kyiv for ages. The dcor is an eye catching light green and there are TV screens for football everywhere. The food is everyday Ukrainian and one can get a decent meal anywhere from 20-50Hr depending on how hungry one is. Also at Metrograd Shopping Mall. QOpen 08:00 - 23:00. PAG Puzata Khata D-2, Kontraktova pl. 2/1, MKontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 391 46 99, www.puzatahata.com.ua/eng/. It is a great place for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner with your sweetheart, and there are a wide variety of pastries on the second floor. For people who know almost nothing about Ukrainian food and are not sure if it is worth spending a lot of money in a restaurant to find out what Ukrainians like the most, it is a good opportunity for a trial taste. Besides, you will find yourself in a real Ukrainian peasant house, so, enjoy! Also at B-4, Khreschatyk 15/4, Passage; H-3, Chervonoarmiyska 40; D-2, Kontraktova pl. 2/1; B-5, Baseina 1/2, Bessarabska pl. QOpen 08:00 - 23:00. PAGSW

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Fast food & Sandwiches


koho 176, MLybidska, tel. (+380) 50 332 75 04. To our knowledge, its the 1st KFC in Ukraine. It looks and feels like the real thing - and tasted like it too! We were a little surprised though to find no English-speaking staff or English menu at all. The prices are not too bad - about what one would expect and there is seating for about 100. The entrance is from the outside the mall and they are open almost non-stop. QOpen 06:00 - 04:00. PGBSW McDonalds B-4, Khreschatyk 19 A, M Khreschatyk, tel. (+380) 44 230 27 37. Despite popular Ukrainian claims that the golden arches are forming cracks, most locations are usually busy. The menu here is considerably smaller than in Western countries: the sandwich list is basic with some extras. Breakfast menu is available until 10:00. Also at: C-4, Sofiivska 1/2; D-3, Borychiv Uzviz 10; A-5, Chervonoarmiyska 22; A-3, B. Khmelnytskoho 40/25 and everywhere. QOpen 07:00 - 24:00. PAGSW

www.restoranonegin.com. Here is a great eatery right in the centre. We were delighted to see our old friend, Gary, as head chef. He is world renown, and started the Arizona and other great restaurants. He recommended us the veal ribs with potatoes and asparagus for just 115Hr. They were mouth watering! An average complete meal will run about 200Hr250Hr. The dcor is a Bistro-type and there is a sidewalk terrace when the weather is fine. An English menu is available and if you have trouble communicating, just ask for Gary. QOpen 11:00 - 24:00. PALEGBSW Safe A-5, Chervonoarmiyska 23, MLva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 44 536 01 57, nasha-karta.ua. Ask ten Kyiv models what their favourite club in the city is, and the chances are that they will all say Safe. And if theres one thing Kyivs models know, its where to hang out. The popularity of this lounge-bar shows no sign of dwindling, as people continue to come here in order to relax and chat in comfortable surroundings whilst listening to chilled-out mixes. QOpen 11:00 - 02:00. PAGBW Scorini Wonderlands A-5, Shota Rustaveli 31A, MPalats Sportu, tel. (+380) 44 289 78 12, www.scoriniwonderland.com.ua. A quaint little Italian restaurant seating 40 near the Olympic stadium. The staff speaks no English but the menu does. They offer the regular range of Italian cuisine at very reasonable prices. There is also a great little hot snack selection right out of a country western menu; Buffalo wings, ribs, etc. There is a great wine list as well. An average complete meal will run you about 200-250Hr. There is a great business lunch weekdays from 12:00-15:00 for just 45Hr. QOpen 08:00 - 23:00, Sun 09:00 - 22:00. PiALGBSW Varadero G-2, T.Shevchenka bulv. 27A, MUniversytet, tel. (+380) 44 234 03 70, www.t-v.com.ua. Opened autumn 2012 it is a lovely restaurant on 3 floors with seating for 70+. It has a bright - formal yet comfortable design and cosy fireplaces. There are pictures all over the wall of life in Cuba. We thought it strange as Varadero has European/ Ukrainian cuisine. The answer is simple; this was once a USSR government building and Fidel himself once smoked a cigar here. Their speciality is Black Sea fish, and also the fact that one can order anything off menu. An average meal costs around 300Hr. They have a wide variety of wine and claim to have the lowest wine prices in town! The staff is super friendly and fluent in English and they will be happy to take you on a tour. QOpen 09:30 - 00:30. PAGSW

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BaAAR Braserie B-5, Besarabska pl. 2, MKhreschatyk,
tel. (+380) 44 238 21 11, www.bazaar.kiev.ua. This is a fairly new restaurant (Summer 2011) with a lovely modern French design and located in the same building as the famous Besarabsky market. In fact, one can get a table with a birds eye view of the market below. See something you like in the market, buy it, bring it up and have the kitchen prepare it while you wait. Or enjoy a dish from the menu specialising in French and Italian cuisine. There is an English menu and staff speaks some English as well. There is also a lovely cheese platter to hold you while you wait. We tried the duck breast with caramel apples for 190Hr and really enjoyed it! An average meal will run you about 250Hr-300Hr. QOpen 10:00 - 24:00. PALGBSW
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MTeatralna, tel. (+380) 44 278 62 65. For you, quiche, croissant and crpe lovers, it is a must stop place. The owner and chef of this small cosy caf just across the street from the Opera House is French. Thats why you can be sure you will get exactly what you expect to find in a French caf. Tar tine sandwiches go here for 34-39Hr, quiche for 25-29Hr, and

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crpes for desert for 29-33Hr. With breakfast one get coffee for free and there is 10% discount on the menu at lunch time. There is a long and impressive list of tea and coffee cocktail. Try Bubble Tea - a cocktail with jelly balls. QOpen 08:00 - 23:00, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 23:00. PJA6GSW Fellini C-4, Horodetskoho 5, M Khreschatyk, tel. (+380) 44 279 54 62. A wonderful location for peoplewatching, as the two terraces overlook the fashionable Ukraina cinema just off Khreschatyk. Fellini offers delicious French and Italian food, including frog legs and goose liver for those who likes such delicacies. Prices are above average, but meals are incredibly delicious and service is good. A summer terrace overlooks beautiful Horodetskoho street. QOpen 24 hrs. . PiJALGBSW Vernissage C-2, Andriivskyi Uzviz 30, tel. (+380) 44 425 24 03, www.vernissagecafe.com/en. A recreation of a Parisian bistro in the heart of Kyiv. Much of the dcor is imported from France as is the large selection of wine. The cuisine is French, European, and Ukrainian and overseen by a real French Chef. There is the main menu, a special seasonal menu (both in English), and a business lunch (Russian only) menu. The French-style meat courses change monthly. We tried the large and lovely Chevre Salad with warm goats cheese for 98Hr. and really enjoyed it. Also at B-2, Artema 10, tel. (+380) 44 272 20 03; A-1, Turgenevska 15, tel. (+380) 44 484 46 96. QOpen 11:00 - 22:00, Fri, Sat, Sun 11:00 - 23:00. PAGBXSW

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In the not so distant past there was not a single restaurant where Kyiv citizens and guest could eat purely vegetarian food. Some of the better restaurants though did have some vegetarian dishes to choose from. Recently this tradition (which in our opinion was a bad one) has finally come to an end. Restaurants are finally offering more and more vegetarian dishes and there are even a rare few that offer the real thing: a healthy philosophy and thinking, a healthy surrounding, and healthy food. iLive H-3, Esplanadna 32, MPalats Sportu, tel. (+380) 095 700 53 37, ilive.kiev.ua. This lively lounge caf found its place in a basement, just a step from Olimpiysky stadium. The menu and philosophy are based on a diet of raw vegetables, with some of the food coming from the proprietors own garden. The menu features mainly vegetarian food, the exception being dishes with salmon. Different soups, porgies, vegetable cutlets, rise, risotto, saut... if you have never tried to avoid meat you will be surprised to meet so many various options. Whatever you choose from the main dishes, for dessert, their baked apple is a must. There is a menu in English and the staff eagerly speak some. QOpen 10:00 - 22:00. PAVGBSW Tri H-2, Olesia Honchara 15/3, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 292 03 03/(+380) 67 628 25 15, tri.kiev. ua. To our memory this is the fourth restaurant that has opened in this location. We really do hope it will have long life. This is probably without any exceptions, the only completely vegetarian restaurant in town. The menu excludes dishes from meat, fish, eggs, sugar, yeast, white flour, and milk. It is based on seasonal food which grows in the region. The bar and healthy bakery offer fresh juices, smoothies, organic teas including their own house blends, cereals drinks, and cocktails from nut milk. The menu features main course dishes from spinach, mushrooms, cabbage, and other vegetables for 65-79Hr. There are also soups for 35-49Hr and salads for 43-69Hr. But the restaurant itself is only a part of the space. Tri: is a family place, so bring your kids with you to take part in numerous activities offered by the restaurant. QOpen 07:30 - 21:00, Sat, Sun 08:00 - 21:00. PAGS were top notch and delicious. You might wait a while on Fridays evening, but we sure this experience worth it. There are 3 large TV screens and Wi-Fi, and there is a banquet room for 50. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00. PALGBXW Smorodina Rusanivska naberezhna 7 (the left bank), tel. (+380) 44 377 52 27, www.smorodina.kiev.ua. What a surprise to find this huge restaurant in the middle of a public park! Its now on the second floor with seating for 200, but they will soon reclaim more of the public park to put in a terrace and a play area for children of guests. Its quite unique as the chef is Australian and the cuisine is basically Spanish, Ukrainian, Mediterranean, Asian, and vegetarian. In addition there is a real pizza oven, a Josper grill, and an open flame stove. The whole kitchen area is open for observation by guests. An average meal runs about 250Hr. From Thursday to Saturday there is Karaoke from 22:00-04:00 for just 90Hr entrance. At this time the bar is open with a limited menu from the kitchen. QOpen 11:00 - 23:00. PALGBSW Tarantino D-2, Sahaidachnoho 35, MKontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 463 73 90, www.tarantino.kiev.ua. A unique experience named in honour of the American actordirector Quentin Tarantino. This is supposedly the 1st Budget Club in Kyiv. The dcor is modern-Hollywoodish on two floors. The menu is reasonably priced and in English. The staff was very friendly and fluent in English. There are Italian, European, and Sushi dishes. We tried the pepper steak with porcini

Indian
Buddha-bar C-4, Khreschatyk 14, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 270 76 76, www.buddhabar.com. ua. Buddha Bar is a heavy hitter all over Europe and is now enjoying similar success in Ukraines capital. Its safe to say that this is the trendiest establishment in Kyiv. The recipe for their popularity is simple, high quality in a flashy package. For a one-stop-all-inclusive-evening this ranks high on the list of possibilities. Enjoy hard to find Indian, Thai and Chinese in the restaurant, and then head to the bar or the VIP lounge. If youd like to get a sneak peak of whats in store for you, check out Buddhas very professional website. QOpen 12:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 12:00 - 04:00, Sun 16:00 - 02:00. PALG Himalaya B-4, Khreschatyk 23, MKhreschatyk, tel. (+380) 44 270 54 37. Scale the heights of Indian cuisine at this quiet restaurant above the hustle and bustle of Khreschatyk. The selections include tandoori dishes cooked in an original clay oven at 300C, chicken lollipop and authentic Indian cheese. They also boast a new 65Hr business lunch menu every week. QOpen 11:30 - 23:30. PABW

International
Lyon Wine Bar B-4, Prorizna 23A, MZoloti Vorota, tel.
(+380) 44 278 22 14. The wine bar in the name is exactly what this quaint little place near the Golden Gate implies. There is a fantastic selection of the most popular wines from all over the world. The bar is downstairs and you can buy any bottle or, if you prefer wine by the litre, choose from over 10 types. There is also a great seasonal - limited - menu with European cuisine, featuring salads, soups and delicious deserts. Main dishes include grilled salmon, sea bass, beef entrecte, and duck confit. An average meal will cost around 150Hr. Try the duck and you will not be disappointed. There are always some daily specials and different events on weekends. QOpen 12:00 - 23:00. PAEGSW BEEF Meat & Wine A-5, Shota Rustaveli 11, MPalats Sportu, tel. (+380) 44 225 00 35, www.beef.kiev.ua/en. A very large and modern complex. The staff is warm, friendly, and English speaking. The decor is modern and spacious. The prices are defined as luxurious, from 300-600+Hr. There is a somewhat discounted lunch menu. The dishes we ordered

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Dark Side D-3, Ihorivska 14A, tel. (+380) 44 428 88 38, www.darkside.kiev.ua. This unique restaurant has a very unusual theme; guests eat in complete darkness. The servers make no mistakes as they are equipped with night vision goggles. There are 3 menus offered, green, red, and blue which consist of meat, fish and vegetables. The price for each dish is 240Hr, which includes mineral water, other drinks may be ordered, and there is music being played. For those wanting a normal restaurant, it is that too. The surroundings are of medieval design, the menu is in English and the cuisine is European. Some of the specialties are the baked cod which we found great, for 200Hr and a great selection of Italian cheese. The average price for a meal is about 250Hr. QOpen 12:00 - 23:00. PAGW
sauce for 155Hr; delicious! There is a DJ Thu-Sun 19:00-24 and Karaoke Thu-Sat 24:00-06:00. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 - 06:00. PA6IEGBXSW Turgenef B-2, Velyka Zhytomyrska 40, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 272 21 69, www.nasha-karta.com. Admirers of Ivan Turgenev will be disappointment to learn that this restaurant has no real connection to the famous Russian writer. Located on Lvivska ploscha, elegance and sophistication are on display in the form of a 150kg bronze chandelier, black velvet furniture, illuminated marble bar and a grand piano set on a small stage. As at Safe restaurant, guests are greeted by a smiling pink pig. The menu features exquisite Mediterranean and fashionable Japanese. QOpen 11:00 - 02:00. . PJAEGB Vagon-Restaurant H-3, Cher vonoarmiyska 52, M Olimpiyska, tel. (+380) 44 287 04 90. Different styles of train carriages make up one of the most fantastic restaurant interiors in the city. Seating areas include English, Western and Eastern Orient compartments, in addition to a French boulevard and a waiting hall where you can pour yourself beer from taps on the table. The cuisine is Euro fusion. QOpen 11:00 - 02:30. . PTALS (+380) 44 246 43 27; G-3, Saksahanskoho 112A, tel. (+380) 44 594 20 87. QOpen 11:00 - 23:00. . PTALGSW Oliva D-3, Sahaidachnoho 25, MPoshtova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 463 75 92, www.oliva.com.ua. With its fresh and lively atmosphere, Oliva has become a local favourite. To get a better idea of what to expect, imagine your favourite hometown coffee shop or caf and twist in a Ukrainian flare. The competitive prices really catch the eye on a menu that features a splattering of Italian favourites such as cannelloni, ravioli, risotto and pizza. Reasonable prices for cocktails will have you rubbing your eyes with disbelief. Make it a double. Expect a packed house on the weekend and its a bit smoky so you might want to leave the kids at home with babushka. Also at G-3, Symona Petlury 5; J-5, Druzhby Narodiv bul. 25; H-3, Chervonoarmiyska 34. QOpen 09:00 - 23:00. . PAGXS Osteria Pantagruel B-3, Lysenka 1, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 278 81 42, www.pantagruel.com.ua. A time-proven Italian favourite, Osteria is widely recognised for its excellent home-made pasta and impressive wine cellar. First-timers are strongly advised to try the tagliatelle alla Constantino, named after Osterias chef-virtuoso Constantino Passalacqua. In the summer time you may also enjoy your meal on a charming terrazzo in front of the historic Golden Gate. QOpen 11:00 - 23:00. Mon - Fri 8:00 - 11:00 breakfast. ALGB Prego Caf A-5, T.Shevchenka bulv. 2, MLva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 44 235 00 86, www.prego.in.ua. We fell in love with the place from the get-go! Its right in the centre and easy to find. A warm and friendly hostess greeted us in English. There is an outside terrace, a 1st floor non smoking section and an upstairs smoking section. There is seating for 170 plus a hall available for 40. The menu is in English, and the cuisine is pretty authentic Italian food. They have their own pasta machine and offer many unique specialties. We tried the delicious rabbit with sour cream sauce with special pasta for 108Hr. The average bill is about 85Hr. As with most new restaurants these days there is a Sushi/Japanese menu. There is also home delivery available. QOpen 10:00 - 23:00. PAVGBXSW Stefanos Fine Food Factory C-3, Volodymyrska 4, MPoshtova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 279 11 21, www. stefanofff.com. A beautifully designed eating establishment. A well stocked wine shop/ delicatessen is at the 1st floor entrance. Above our heads we saw a glass bottom aquarium from the 2nd floor dining area. There is an oyster and champagne bar and several dining areas both smoking and non-smoking areas, all uniquely and beautifully decorated. Also, there is a lovely roof-garden eating area and an outside terrace area. Total seating capacity 136. All seemed to speak English. The menu is delicious Italian cuisine, from a Swiss-Italian chef, and in English. Prices for a meal will cost between 300-1000+Hr. QOpen 11:00 - 24:00. PTAUILEGBXSW

Italian
Da Vinci Fish Club C-3, Volodymyrska 12, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 490 34 34/(+380) 50 469 91 52, www.da-vinci.com.ua. Where did we enter a time machine that transferred us to the Renaissance Italy? A big round bar of Venetian hat form and 12 blowing heads are right in the middle of the ground floor. Beneath a real gondola float found its harbour. On the second floor there are romantic Romeo and Juliet balconies for lovers and the Balcony with beautiful view over the city. Veroneze banquet hall is decorated with copies of the famous Italian painters accommodate 14 - 20 people. Biblioteka hall with books, synopsis of classicists and styluses, as well as a VIP-hall for 6 people called Coliseum. The restaurant serves traditional Italian dishes and specialities. Another attractive feature is an aquarium with live mussels, crabs and lobsters. Every night (except for Sun) there is live music, and Italian songs are performed by waiters. QOpen 11:00 - 24:00. PALEBW Il Patio D-3, Ihorivska 13/5, MPoshtova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 501 74 64, www.il-patio.com.ua. Over the last few years Il Patio on Bessarabska Sq. has been serving some of the finest pizza in town. The venues tasty Italian fare can now be enjoyed down by the riverside at Il Patio second branch. This dinning spot pays homage to Venice and even has a gondola in the main hall. The restaurant has a delicious salad bar and specialises in Antipasta snacks as well as wonderful pizza and other Italian dishes. Also at: A-5, Bessarabska pl. 5A, tel. Kyiv In Your Pocket

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Murakami D-2, Sahaidachnoho 35, MDnipro, tel.
(+380) 44 425 01 90, www.murakami.com.ua/en. All the usual suspects (nigiri, maki, sashimi, etc.) are represented in Murakami, and they also offer a touch of Thai and their own original dishes. We went on a Saturday and the place was packed. Dont worry, the sushi will arrive fresh and tasty, but your order will definitely start at the back of the queue. Karaoke gets started at 22:00. (One side note about karaoke in Kyiv: Ukrainians take their singing very seriously. If you think that the audience will get a kick out of your piss-take of Barry Manilows Copacabana think again - youre likely to get booed). Delivery is also available. QOpen 11:00 - 24:00, Sat, Sun 13:00 - 06:00. . PTALVGBW

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Planeta Sushi C-4, Khreschatyk 12, M Maidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 270 66 79, www.planetsushi.com.ua/en/. A great choice for a wide variety of Japanese dishes. You can try nigiri, poppies, mariavase and tataki sushi, sashimi, yakitori, salads, and traditional Japanese hot dishes. Living up to the Japanese proverb the guest is God expect personal service and attention to detail. Also at: H-4, Chervonoarmiyska 57/3, tel. (+380) 44 287 37 75; D-2, Sahaidachnoho 41, tel. (+380) 44 594 20 85; C-3, Velyka Zhytomyrska 8/14, tel. (+380) 44 594 20 83. QOpen 11:00 - 02:00. . PTASW SushiYA J-3, Moskovska 29A, M Arsenalna, tel. (+380) 44 502 22 22, www.sushi-ya.com.ua. With locations throughout the city, this stylish sushi restaurant has garnered a reputation for professional service, tasty sushi and prices that wont bust your budget. The interiors are a bit loud, but fun if youre in the mood. Choose from authentic Japanese soups, sashimi, rice dishes and other specialties. Although the restaurants in this chain tend to be busy, weve always been able to find a seat even on busy weekends. Also at J-3, Moskovska 29-a, (+380) 44 280 80 70; I-4, Schorsa 44, (+380) 44 285 63 63; G-2, Peremohy Ave. 3-a, (+380) 44 236 82 86; C-3, Velyka Zhytomyrska 6/11, (+380) 44 279 01 85; C-4, Hrushevskoho 4, (+380) 44 279 68 03. QOpen 11:00 - 24:00. . PAULGXSW

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MPoshtova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 428 75 79/ (+380) 44 428 75 04, www.cimes.com.ua. The cuisine is Kosher, and the different dining rooms all have their own character and appeal, while the Kosher wine list is a rare treat. Great staff and wonderful service. QOpen 11:00 - 23:00. . PTA6LVEGBS

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King David A-5, Esplanadna 24, MPalats Sportu,

tel. (+380) 44 235 74 36. It does not matter whether you choose your dishes from the Jewish kosher or European kosher menu, you will be making a sound choice. Owned by the Central Synagogue, all profits from this place go to charity. You can enjoy your food in one of two rooms: one boasts an enormous picture of Jerusalem at night, the other is a take on a typical European street. Both are enchanting. Closed during Shabat. QOpen 11:00 - 23:00. . PA

Mediterranean
22 20, www.denbros.com.ua. Den & Bros is a trendy underground local not far from the Golden Gate. The menu was specially developed by a Greek chef. The main idea was to use local produce and ingredients for dishes with a Greek and Mediterranean flavour. We recommend trying the Something from Ancient Greece salad to experience the real thing. The prices are quite reasonable with a complete meal running about 130Hr. There is a business lunch as well from 12:00-16:00. Den & Bros is also proud of their cocktail list and the right way of making cocktails. Their Bloody Mary is truly one of the best in town, made from fresh tomato juice. The menu is in English and communication was no problem. Fridays and Saturdays DJs rock the night. We never did see any brothers though. QOpen 12:00 - 00:00, Sat, Sun 12:00 - 02:00. PAGSW Monaco C-3, Velyka Zhytomyrska 20A (Peyzazhna Alley), M Zoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 590 01 51, www.monaco.com.ua. This restaurant adopts not only the name of the Mediterranean principality, but its style and atmosphere too. Six different halls at the restaurant can satisfy a wide variety of guests. The summer terrace on the second floor opens up on the marvellous city view. The chef Thierry Alix and his team work hard to please their customers. QOpen 12:00 - 06:00. . PTALEGBXS

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tel. (+380) 44 288 19 90. Everything is in calm grey and black shades, but the huge Swarovski chandelier shining brightly over the presentation case stocked with fresh fish dominates. A huge glass wall allows patrons to look out in the streets while alternative views are provided by a large kitchen window that shows the chefs at work. Ikra has around 20 kinds of oysters and fresh fish and serves all manner of fish and sushi dishes. QOpen 11:00 - 24:00. PAVGXSW Porto Maltese H-4, Chervonoarmiyska 72, MOlimpiyska, tel. (+380) 44 288 18 88, www.portomaltese.kiev. ua/en/restorant.html. Porto, which can be found inside the Olympiyskyi trade complex is the latest in the worldwide chain of Porto restaurants. The venue specialises in dishes made from the finest fish and seafood, as well as cuisine from Serbia and Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia. Visitors can select the fish themselves and then observe the entire preparation process. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00. . PA

Ikra Oyster Club H-3, Pankivska 11, MLva Tolstoho,

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Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 220 00 15, katysha.com. ua/en. A recently opened member of a rapidly growing restaurant chain here in the capital. It is authentic Ukrainian food at very reasonable prices. The atmosphere is homey with books and lots of knick-knacks from by gone days. Everything is fresh and homemade including some yummy cakes! The menu changes every four months. Aside from the expected Ukrainian food there are other great dishes such as salmon steak for just 89Hr. There is no English menu, but the pictures did help, and communicating is English was a bit difficult. QOpen 09:00 - 22:00. PAGSW

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Barkas B-4, Volodymyrska 49A, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 569 56 42, www.brsystems.ua. It is right by Kyivs Golden Gate, yet you would be forgiven if you thought you had been transported to Crimea. Its a great seafood restaurant with Black Sea cuisine. But not just cuisine - all the food comes from Crimea; fish, veggies, wine, and preserves. You can actually pick your dinner from the large aquarium. Its design is of a ship and there is seating for 150 - banquets are welcome. The prices are quite reasonable with an average meal - with wine - costing around 350Hr. On Thursday and Friday there is a musical duo for your entertainment. There are 2 happy hours weekdays; unlimited buns are served from 10:00-12:00 and unlimited coffee is available from 14:00-16:00. QOpen 10:00 - 23:00. PAGSW kyiv.inyourpocket.com

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Tubeteyka H-3, Tarasivska 29/50, MOlimpiyska, tel. (+380) 44 287 02 42, www.2k.ua. A real Uzbek restaurant! Its just outside the centre but easy to get to. There is a lovely terrace outside and inside its decorated to the hilt with items and costumes from Uzbekistan. It seats 120 with smoking and non-smoking areas. The staff is really friendly and speaks English ok. An average meal costs around 200-250Hr and there are business lunches weekdays from 12:00-16:00 for 64 and 84Hr. There is another restaurant of this chain nearby the Olimpiyskiy Stadium at Esplanadna 2 and another one at Lesi Ukrainky bulv. 34. Each of these two is as perfect as the first one. QOpen 10:00 - 23:00. PTAEGXSW Summer 2013

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Cafs in Kyiv quite often offer much more than just a cup of perfect coffee with a pastry. Most of them have soups, salads, and sandwiches on their menus, so the border between restaurants and cafs is very thin. Look over the selection of cafs in our guide and pick the one that is just right for your mood or occasion. Aroma Espresso Bar H-4, Dymytrova 5, MOlimpiyska, tel. (+380) 44 202 66 33, www.aromacafe.com.ua. A nice friendly place to relax and have light meals and breakfast. Mellow music is played; there is Wi-Fi, a moderately priced English menu. Aroma belongs to a world-wide chain of coffee shops with a good reputation. We tried one of the house specialties, Aroma Salad with Bulgarian cheese. Children are welcome. Also at Mechnykova 3, tel.: (+380) 44 461 97 28; Zhylyanska 75, tel.: (+380) 44 596 00 20, open 24hrs. QOpen 08:00 - 23:00. PTAVGBXSW Caf Imbir H-3, Zhylianska 7, MOlimpiyska, tel. (+380) 44 287 61 80, www.cafeimbir.com. Reminded us of the TV series Harrys law - The lawyer took over the premises of a designer shoe and kept on selling the shoes. Ginger took over a home decorations store and continues to sell home decorations. Its a caf-restaurant with a lovely atmosphere offering vegetarian food with a vegan menu. An average meal will cost around 150Hr. Breakfast is served all day long and there is a business lunch as well from 12:00-16:00 costing 60Hr. In addition to the house decorations there is a shop selling oils, Asian spices, incense, and more. There are live concerts of Indian music from time to time so check it out - it is an experience you will not want to miss! QOpen 08:00 - 22:00. PiAW 416 34 16. Forget the address-you will never find it that way. Just make your way to the Pinchuck Art Gallery - opposite the Bessarabska market - Chashka is two doors to the left of it. There is seating outside and inside where there is a trendy Italian type of dcor. As the name implies one can get a good cuppa here. There is also limited menu know as Little Italy. The prices are very reasonable ranging from 45Hr-65Hr. It is a great place to hang out or bring your device and check your emails. Speaking English is natural there. QOpen 08:00 - 23:00. PAGW Chocolate Boutique Vasiliadi H-4, Chervonoamiyska 82, MOlimpiyska, tel. (+380) 44 287 73 71, www.vasiliadi.kiev.ua. This unique caf features creations from the Greek family Vasiliadi which has been making handmade chocolates since 1922. This niche caf seats 35 and offers a limited yet great (English) menu of Greek cuisine. The staff was young, friendly, and very energetic. We tried the moussaka for just 35Hr and really enjoyed it! There is also a great breakfast menu. They have a wide selection of cakes and deserts and also sell some original Greek products. QOpen 08:00 - 21:00. PiASW Dragee Caf B-2, Lvivska ploscha, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 93 603 24 45, www.dragee.com.ua. Located in a cute little park right in the heart of Lvivska ploscha, this little caf has a great though limited menu of European/Italian cuisine. A meal for 2 runs about 300Hr. and there are specialties that change weekly. There is a 30% discount for all meals between 12:0016:00 weekdays. From Thursdays to Saturdays there is a DJ that begins around 20:00 and its a real party atmosphere. QOpen 10:00 - 24:00, Thu, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 02:00. PTAEGW them. You dont need a menu as you can look and point-the staff speak English and can help you. QOpen 09:00 - 22:00, Sun 10:00 - 22:00. PAGW Pirogovaya Nikolay A-3, H-2, B. Khmelnytskoho 35/1, MUniversytet, tel. (+380) 44 353 88 86, www. pirogovaya.com. A great place to go for a light snack or tasty deserts. There are pies, pies, and more pies and they practically hit you in the face as they are right on display when one enters. The pies are both sweet and savoury (we saw some that were something like a quiche). It also helps if your name happens to be Nicoli. Only Nicolis are allowed to work here, and there are pictures of famous Nicolis al over the walls. It is self service, so you choose the exact piece of pie you want. All are homemade and fresh and cost between 15-30Hr! There is also a bar in another section that offers a great variety of cocktails for 40-80Hr. QOpen 10:00 - 23:00. PJGW Repriza A-3, H-2, B.Khmelnytskoho 40/25, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 502 23 46, www.repriza.com. One of the first patisseries in the city, it has a lovely Viennese room stuffed with enough sugary delights to entertain the kids and give you all a cavity or two. Though specialising in danishes, cakes and other gourmet sweets, those in need of more substantial food can partake of delicious soups and salads. Also located at D-3, Sahaidachnoho 10/5; B-2, Velyka Zhytomyrska 38; A-5, Chervonoarmiyska 26. QOpen 08:00 - 22:00. PTAGBS

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5 Komnat A-5, Chervonoarmiyska 6, MLva Tolstoho, tel. (+380)67 899 67 54, www.5-komnat.com. The entrance is through an archway (Remember in Ukraine an arch can be rectangular shaped-not round). And be careful for the very steep stairs. If you have been drinking, we suggest you put off your visit for another time. It is Pay for Time place, with free coffee, tea, snacks, and games. The cost is 20Hr for the first hour and 10Hr for each additional hour. The caf is actually 5 underground rooms all joined together to give a tunnel -like effect. The dcor is definitely Late Brezhnev with a very relaxing, casual atmosphere. There are fortune papers - like fortune cookies without the cookie - which one can draw and see if it is your lucky day, and a contact board for making new friends/acquaintances and placing adds. QOpen 11:00 - 23:00. 6ENGW Smart caf Biblioteh G-3, Saksahanskoho 120, MUniversytet, tel. (+380) 44 351 19 90, www. bibliotech.com.ua. Here is a first. Instead of paying for what one orders - simply pay for the time there. 36Hr for the 1st hour and 18Hr for each additional hour - or 72Hr for the whole day. From Monday-Friday the 1st hour is 18Hr before 16:00. So what does one get for this? Plenty! Free coffee, tea, and all the juice one can squeeze. There are cookies, sweets, and toast. Bring your own food if you want or order from Dominos Pizza and get a discount. There are X-boxes, table football, ping pong, and a photo copier/scanner - all for free. There is also a seminar room where different workshops are held. Q Open 10:00 - 23:00, Fri, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 24:00. PNGW Tsyferblat B-4, Volodymyrska 49A, tel. (+380) 63 745 44 34. Not too easy to find as it is located in the back parking area. This is one of those Pay for Time places that are becoming quite popular in Kyiv. One pays by the hour; the first hour is 30Hr and each additional hour is 15Hr. There is unlimited coffee, tea, and snacks. There is WiFi, books, and lots of table games available. They even have fresh editions of Wall Street Journal,The Times, The Herald Tribune etc. QOpen 11:00 - 23:00. PNGW kyiv.inyourpocket.com

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44 235 75 76, www.babai-family.com.ua. The name translates to bogie man, though there was nothing scary at all here. Its a nice sports bar with terrace seating for 50+; its right in the centre with friendly English speaking staff and menu as well. There is European and Ukrainian cuisine with an average meal costing just 100Hr. There is a breakfast menu served 09:00-12:00, and Monday-Friday there is a 30% discount on all items from 12:00-16:00 (excluding alcoholic drinks). There are large TV screens to watch the football games on at any time. QOpen 24hrs. PAGXW Bar on 8 C-3, A.Tarasovoyi 5, Hyatt Regency Kyiv, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 581 12 34, www.kyiv.regency.hyatt.com. With its vantage point on the 8th floor of the first international five-star hotel in Kyiv, situated in the middle of Sofiivska Square and overlooking the magnificent St. Sophia Cathedral and St. Michaels Golden-Domed Cathedral, Bar on 8 offers the breathtaking panoramic views in the city. Being an all-day lounge, Bar on 8 also serves light dishes such as salads, sandwiches, steaks and desserts. During warmer months, guests enjoy alfresco dining with variations of meat and seafood grilled to perfection on the Australian grill and original tandoor oven. QOpen 11:00 - 02:00. PTAULGS Bavarian Beer House A-5, Esplananda 34/2, MPalats Sportu, tel. (+380) 44 287 42 03, www.bavarian-beerhouse.com. Basically across the street from Olympic Stadium, this German pub is the real thing! Authentic German food along with European and Ukrainian cuisine can be found here for very reasonable prices. An average meal like the famous currywurst with fries and a German beer will run you around 150-200Hr. The menu is in English as well as German - and staff is very helpful. There are smoking and non-smoking areas. From Monday-Friday 12:00-16:00 there is a business lunch for 60Hr. QOpen 09:00 - 02:00. PAGW

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Kyiv is much more of a club city than a bar town. There is a bar and club scene at the heart of the city centre, but dont be surprised if you encounter more of your own countrymen than Ukrainians in these establishments. It can be difficult to find an empty table on weekends, especially when many popular expatriate hangouts offer drink specials at peak hours. On weekends and holidays, the main street of Khreschatyk is closed to automobile traffic, making it Kyivs most active scene for nightlife, people-watching, or a casual stroll. For something a little more active and exciting, jazz and techno dance clubs are just as busy now as any time of the year. If you are familiar with the club scene in other parts of Europe, you will feel at home with the loud atmosphere, overpriced drinks, and relatively high entrance fees of Kyivs nightclubs. A few differences you might note are the availability of hookah (Middle Eastern flavoured tobacco), professional dance or model shows, and it is socially acceptable for men to dance with each other. Guys, be wary of the young, attractive women some clubs hire to entice foreign men to spend money on champagne, overpriced dinners and drinks.

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44 383 80 86. We had the address so we knew we were close, yet even the caf 10 meters away had never heard of it. It turns out - they never got around to putting up a sign. By chance, we opened a heavy metal door and there we were-like going into another dimension as the dcor is New York Loft. There is a great limited menu with European and American dishes with such items as salads, meats, fish, burgers, and fries. The prices are very reasonable averaging from 45-65Hr per dish. They have a great bartender known for his special cocktails. Good music is played always and on Wednesdays and Fridays there is a DJ. QOpen 12:00 - 03:00. PAGW

Bobber Pub A-2, Vorovskoho 39/11, MVokzalna, tel. (+380) 44 486 49 72, www.bobberpub.com. Its a real bikers pub near the circus, though you probably wont see any Hells Angels types here. You will see a real classic motorcycle and the walls decorated with LPs. There is seating for 60 and you will enjoy real pub food! - Lots of fried snacks and main dishes from 50Hr+. An average meal costs 100-150Hr. We had to get the lamb chops with berry sauce for 150Hr and really enjoyed it! A business lunch is served weekdays from 12:00-16:00 for just 38Hr. There is live music weekends with rock, jazz, etc from 20:00-23:00. QOpen 09:00 - 02:00. PAEW Bochka B-4, B.Khmelnytskoho 3B-1, MTeatralna, tel. (+380) 44 390 61 06. Bochka is a no nonsense pub perfectly located for starting or wrapping up your bar-hopping adventure. Top local rock, pop and hip-hop acts perform Tuesday-Sunday. Cover charge varies on the notoriety of the band, but is more or less reasonable. For a taste of Kyiv thats sure to make its way into the memory bank, try Bochkas house brew available in dark, light and live. The interior is massive by local standards, so even on packed nights its possible to find some elbow room. Local and Euro cuisine is on hand. The price on menu items is a touch steep for a pub, but the breakfast and lunch specials are value and flavour packed. QOpen 24hrs. PAEGX Che Guevara Pub H-1, Verkhniy Val 66A, MKontraktova

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Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 463 70 71, www.cheguevara.com. ua. As most major international cities have a bar or restaurant named after Che Guevara, Kyiv is no exception. (Thank God there is no sushi menu). The theme is Cuban with authentic Cuban cuisine. The menu is in English and offers such specialties as corn tortillas with beef or pork with veggies and beans for just 80Hr. Quite yummy! An average meal for 2 costs around 200Hr. Weekdays gets you a 40% discount from 12:00-16:00 and birthday guests get a 20% discount. There is no Ukrainian beer, only imported from Belgium and other places. There is live music, always with a Latin twist, from Thursdays to Saturdays from 20:00-23:00. QOpen 11:00 - 23:00. PAEGX Dockers ABC B-4, Khreschatyk 15/4A, MKhreschatyk, tel. (+380) 44 278 17 17, en.docker.com.ua. There arent many venues which encourage their customers to dance on the table, but Docker Pub is just that! This Rock n Roll joint is a lively raucous affair where bands play to an enthusiastic crowd determined to dance and flirt until sunrise. All manner of cocktails are available at reasonable prices, and the service is warm and friendly. This is a caf and bar during the day and a night club in the evenings. The menu, in both English and German languages, is of European and Ukrainian cuisine. Live music with a dock style interior. QOpen 12:00 - 06:00. PAE Dorothys Pub H-3, Saksahanskoho 16/43, MLva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 44 287 05 30. The sign out front read Dorothys Pub. (Cue The Twilight Zone theme song.) Have I been transported back to my native state of Utah? The scenes of Monument Valley and Arches National Park, the Osmonds glaring at me from the menu with their cheesy Colgate smiles and the sweet smell of Western American style barbecue creeping out from under the saloon doors are all eerily familiar. Or am I in Kyiv? No. It couldnt be. The service here is far too good for Kyiv. Where am I? And who the hell is Dorothy? As it turns out, I am in Kyiv, and Rod Serling is not sitting next to me munching on ribs, nor is he sipping on a Czech beer, nor is he sampling the Turkish style calamari, but if he were still alive Im sure he would not object to such a wonderful mishmash of sites, sounds and flavours. And who is Dorothy? No one seemed to know. (Cue more Twilight Zone theme song.) Great specials! QOpen 11:00 - 05:00. PAIEGSW Square, tel. (+380) 44 458 25 25, www.bankabar.com. ua. As the name implies-it is a fun bar-we saw lots of students there. The dcor is unique with lots of Campbell Soup posters on display. They serve great food as well! It is European menu-in English with an average meal costing about 150Hr. The Business Lunch is great for just 44Hr weekdays from 12-16. QOpen 12:00 - 01:00. PAGSW Gambrinus H-3, Gorkoho 48A, MLva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 98 120 82 16/(+380) 44 287 02 45, www.ganbrinus.kiev.ua. Not far from the Olympic Stadium is this nice sports bar that seats 70. There is a huge TV screen to view football and other sporting events. The decor is like being in an aquarium and there is a large non-smoking area. The food is European and not expensive, as an average meal costs just 50-100Hr. There is an English menu and they specialize in German and Belgium beer. QOpen 11:00 - 02:00, Sat, Sun 12:00 - 02:00. PAGXW Good Wine Bar I-3, Mechnikova 9 (GoodWine store, 2nd floor), MKlovska, tel. (+380) 44 499 09 85, www. gusovsky.com.ua. This modern designed bar is located inside a huge wine shop on the 2nd floor overlooking the shop floor. This is a relaxing place to have a glass or two of wine. There are usually eight bottles of white and eight bottles of red on offer. Almost every day one of the bottles is getting replaced by another so in several weeks the whole menu is fully renewed. If you dont find a wine you prefer, just buy the bottle of your choice in the first floor shop and for the nominal corkage fee it will be served in the bar. Everything to go with wine is in the show-case. You dont have to read a menu since theres no menu at all. Take some salami, prosciutto, bresaola, coppa, cheese, bread or sandwiches (grilled upon request). Its a limited, affordable menu as the emphasis is on it being a wine bar no sushi, nor hookahs here. There are also around 50 labels of whisky though, with more to come. QOpen 17.00 - 23.00, Sat, Sun 12.00 - 23.00. PALG London C-4, Khreschatyk 1/2, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 278 47 08. Located at the same building as Dnipro Hotel, London pub is a very classic type outlet. It offers a wide range of international beverages, large beer variety and high class service. As almost every Kyiv pub London has wide TV screens with sport events broadcasting. The opposite door at the entrance to London Pub is Millennium night club. QOpen 10:00 - 23:00. OBriens C-3, Mykhailivska 17A, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 279 15 84, www.obriens.kiev. ua/eng. Kyivs first Irish pub is still a favourite with expats and upwardly mobile Ukrainians. OBriens bars serve up plenty of beer great with none-too-shabby pub food like shepherds pie, and their Irish breakfast is enough to hold you until dinner. Upstairs youll find darts, billiards and the citys best atmosphere for watching sports on the big screen. QOpen 08:00 - 02:00. PALEW Patrik Pub J-3, Lavrska 6, MArsenalna, tel. (+380) 44 254 35 15. Its more of a Ukrainian restaurant and pub with Irish and German themes than your typical Irish Pub. There is live music weekends from 18:00-22:00 and Irish type groups do jam there. Its beautifully decorated inside with lots of TV screens for football and has a large outside seasonal seating area, total capacity 200. The staff was very helpful with fluent English. The cuisine is European-Mexican-Ukrainian with an average meal costing 200-300Hr. There is a business lunch weekdays from 12:0016:00 for just 50Hr. QOpen 11:00 - 23:00. PAGBXW Pivbar Beer & Beef C-4, Globus Shopping Mall - 2nd part, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 99 044 33 34, www.piv-bar.com.ua. This is a great beer bar right in the centre of town with room for 200. There are all sorts of beer - the specialty being beer in a jar with a dry-salted fish to accompany it. They have a great limited menu - the special is their assorted grill - unlimited meat for just 139Hr. Definitely worth it! On Friday there is a DJ, and Saturday and Sunday there is a live rock group. QOpen 12:00 - 01:00. PAW Sunduk C-3, Mykhailivska 16, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 279 14 65. The main features of this classic pub are the pleasant wooden interior and bill transactions made via a treasure chest. In spite of a noticeable attempt to copy Western styles in the interior, the music is very Eastern. The dishes and drinks listed on the menu are not necessarily present in the kitchen. Nevertheless, if you plan to arrive after 18:00, it would be better to reserve a table beforehand and prepare for being consumed by cigarette smoke even in the room for non-smokers. QOpen 11:00 - 23:00. PAEW Trolleybus Pub B-4, Prorizna 21, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 279 34 34, www.trallebus.com. Its more than a pub-restaurant; its a shrine to trolley buses! Its not far from the Golden Gate and contains memorabilia galore along with old photos of trolley buses and depicting the glorious days of the Soviet Union. There is also a display of carpet paintings and lots of souvenirs. There is seating for 100 which includes a covered terrace and a VIP section. The cuisine is Ukrainian and European with the speciality being their hot pots, lots of different beer, and a large selection of cocktails. An average meal will run around 100Hr. There is a business lunch weekdays from 12:00-15:00 for just 45Hr. QOpen 07:00 - 02:00, Sat, Sun 09:00 - 02:00. PGXW

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Arena Entertainment B-5, Basseina 2A, MLva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 44 492 00 00, www.arena-kiev.com/ eng. This venue was the official hangout for Eurovision 2005 participants. It is an entertainment complex accommodating several bars and a night club under one roof. In any case, you may wind up your night out in the night club partying untill dawn. Q Open: restaurant and Beer House 09:00 - 04:00, Sport-Bar 12:00 - 04:00, night club Tue - Sun 22:00 - 06:00. PALEBKW Art Club 44 B-4, Khreschatyk 44, MKhreshatyk, tel.
(+380) 279 41 37. The legendary Kyiv cellar on Khreschatyk has, after extensive remodeling, reopened for business. Among the noticeable changes are the prices, plasma monitors and a big screen projector. But that is neither here nor there. The fact of the matter is, that this is one of the only joints in Kyiv where the music is raw, loud and saturated with adrenaline. Over the years, 44 has become a favourite for artists, musicians, writers and pseudo-intellectuals. Dont let the aesthetic changes disorient you. Head for the well, and choose from the offering of more than 15 varieties of beer. QOpen 10:00 - 02:00. LEW

Azhur A-4, Leontovycha 3, MUniversytet, tel. (+380) 44 234 74 94, fax (+380) 44 278 50 05, www.avalon. ua. This stereo disco club is a real diamond of Kyiv night life. The best music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s provides a bright and dazzling atmosphere. The Beetles, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Lisa Minnelli, the Rolling Stones, and the Doors songs guarantee an unforgettable night in this club. QOpen 20:00 - 06:00. PALEXSW
33, MUniversytet, tel. (+380)95 514 88 88, www. boomboomroom.com.ua. Boom Boom Room has gotten the reputation of being the after party place in Kyiv. People go there when other places closed. Its called a Night & Day Club as it is sometimes open to mid-morning. First impression is stunning! The design is Neon and covers two large dance floors. There is good music and good DJs. The atmosphere is relaxed - none of the snobbish type visit here-mostly students and young adults. There are some excellent cocktails - at moderate prices. (No food!) There is no entrance, but one must register on Facebook. Once approved, one is put on a list and notified. There is still a strict dress code to pass upon entering. We took this to mean face profiling. QOpen 23:00 - 08:00. Closed Mon, Tue, Wed. PAXW

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Carribean Club G-2, Symona Petliury 4, MUniversytet, tel. (+380) 44 288 12 90, www.caribbean.com.ua/ eng. Want to test your salsa skills? Carribean Club proudly presents the live rhythms of the Latino group disLOKAdos. For you novices, the dance school is one of the first and most popular salsa schools in Kyiv. The cost of one lesson is 50Hr. QOpen 18:00 - 06:00. Admission 50-120Hr for men, 20-80Hr for women. PAILEG Disco Radio Hall I-1, Moskovskyi prosp. 32, tel. (+380) 44 428 73 88, www.disco-club.kiev.ua. This fashionable nightclub is wedged in the hull of a floating entertainment complex that also houses a karaoke club and a Japanese restaurant. It attracts some of Kyivs hipper residents including local celebrities. Well-known DJs and many exciting live acts fill the clubs docket. Tables can be reserved for 300-1000Hr, and an admission fee applies. QOpen 22:00 - 06:00. Closed Mon, Tue. Admission 50-80Hr for males, 50-60Hr for females. Sun is free for females. PALK D*Lux Entertainment C-4, M.Hrushevskoho 3, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 200 90 91, www.dlux.com.ua. A Spacious, huge complex with a 2 story disco, lounge bars with live music, 2 terrace-restaurants, and a gift shop. Well known DJs perform with PJs (go-go dancers). The staff was friendly and English speaking. The menu is in English, not so large and not so cheap. Entrance (for parties only) is 200Hr for men and 100Hr for women. A strict dress code; smart, casual, is strictly enforced. Disco is from 00:0006:00. QOpen 12:00 - 06:00. PTALEGBXSW Sorry Babushka G-2, Dmytrivska 18/24, MUniversytet, tel. (+380) 44 486 03 00, www.sorrybabushka. com.ua. Out with the old and in with the new! This club has elbowed into the space formerly occupied by the once popular Sound Planet. Very few changes have actually been made to the new clubs interior, but with a completely overhauled concept, Babushka has become an immediate hit among the capitals clubbers. On the first floor youll find karaoke, the second floor spins 80s and 90s and disco until your platforms cave in on the third floor. Theres a karaoke tournament every Wednesday - the winner receives a DVD player. Other special offers can be found throughout the week at Babushkas Vnuchata (grandchildrens) Party. QOpen 22:00 - 05:00. PA Xlib Club D-1, Frunze 12, MKontraktova Ploscha. The name of this new club Xlib (meaning bread) is an expression of the essence of the place: simplicity. It is hidden on a small street in Podil, and the interior has yet to be refurbished. Basically the place is two rooms: a dance floor, and a chill out room. Crowds throng to enjoy the DJs stylish and contemporary sounds. The fact that it lacks a bit in dcor and extravagance is - if anything - a bonus. QOpen Thu, Sun 20:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 23:00 - 06:00. PA Summer 2013

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Kyivs sightseeing to-do list is topped by its famous golddomed churches and cathedrals, magnificent sanctuaries of worship that impress with their history and art. Since everybody needs souvenirs to take home, God kindly created Andriivskyi uzviz. Next are the citys museums, historical monuments, and finally a wonderful open-air museum on the edge of the city limits. architectural forms are buried beneath the phantasmal figures of Horodeckis dreams. The elephant trunk storm drains, rhinos, antelope, gigantic frogs, mermaids and other figures are constructed of cement, a state-of-the-art material back in the 19th century. A local cement factory owner provided Horodecki with a complimentary supply knowing that the interest generated by such an unusual home would pay-off. Ahead of its time, the design makes full use of the uneven Kyiv landscape: Three stories rise on one side and six descend the hill on the other. The interior design was also considered radically modern, and included an ice room for food storage, a wine cellar, a laundry room, a garage for horse drawn carriages and even a special room for Horodeckis cow. This insured fresh milk for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Shrouded in mystery and legend, this place continues to intrigue visitors. C-4, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti. Kyivs central square h a s un d er gon e ma j or changes in recent years, b o t h a b ove an d b el o w ground. The square is locally referred to as The Big Greenhouse. Thats not a botanical compliment but rather an indictment of the Globus Shopping Centres glassy domes. Throughout Soviet times, October Revolution Square, as it was known, featured a daunting Lenin statue. Despite the seemingly constant modifications, Maidan has been the citys epicentre for generations. In 2004, it gained world notoriety for staging the events of the Orange Revolution. Images of the square circulated the globe for weeks as Ukrainians from all walks of life changed/delayed the course of Ukrainian history. As you walk on Maidan, imagine the entire square and surrounding streets filled by a determined yet jubilant orange mob. Khr eschatyk B-4/5, C-4, M Khreschatyk. From its start at European Square to its terminus at Bessarabska Square, Kyivs most beloved street is not even two kilometres l on g. D espi te wha t has been called the most impressive unbroken string of Stalinist archi te cture any where, Khreschatyks wide chestnut lined sidewalks are ideal for a relaxing stroll. The trees provide both welcome shade from the blistering summer sun and shelter from the regions signature spring downpours. On weekends and holidays, the street becomes a pedestrian only thoroughfare where locals, travellers and street performers mingle and frolic. Its hard to imagine that this was once a deep valley surrounded by dense forest. The valley was named Khreschata (crossed) in reference to the many ravines that converged in the area. In ancient times, Kyivan Rus princes hunted wild game here (the only hunting done on Khreschatyk these days is for souvenirs, fashion and fashionable Ukrainian women). Some of the citys best shopping can be found both above and below ground. Trendy malls have been dug beneath Bessarabska and Maidan Nezalezhnosti. Perhaps in an act of poetic justice the whole street will collapse under this retail strain and revert back to a lush valley.

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Andrews Descent C-2, M Kontraktova Ploscha. This is without a doubt one of Kyivs oldest and most beloved streets. In ancient times it linked the administrative part of the upper town with Podil, the lower town of merchants and artisans. This steep and winding cobblestone lined descent is a traditional venue for outdoor festivals and fairs, and is dotted with numerous intriguing art galleries, museums, cafs, bars and restaurants. Being at the very heart of the citys art community, the street is a favourite stop for tourists in search of paintings and traditional Ukrainian crafts. This is also a well-known repository for all souvenirs tacky and/or Soviet. Artisans come out in full force on weekends and big holidays. The intriguing building at N15 is referred to by Kyivites as Richards Castle. It is currently under reconstruction, but no worries...a hidden gem is around back. Head down the street, and to the right youll find a steep, twisting flight of iron steps. Those with calf muscles tough enough to conquer the climb are rewarded with a commanding vantage point above Podil and the Dnipro. The Bulgakov Museum is a must visit for literary enthusiasts, and is located at N13. At the bottom of the hill, turn left to Kontraktova ploscha or right to reach Sahaidachnoho vul., an oasis for connoisseurs and coffee lovers. Golden Gate B-3, Vo l o d y m y r s k a 4 0 , M Zoloti Vor ota, tel. (+380) 44 234 70 68. Zoloti Vorota, one of the most unique architectural/ archaeological sites in Kyiv, reopened in 2007 after a lengthy reconstruction. The remains of ancient Kyivs main gate were originally c on s tru c te d durin g th e height of the Kyivan Rus, and are included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Painstakingly planned by historians and architects, the bright new construction that entombs the ancient walls is considered an exact replica of the original gate. From the platforms, the views of Volodymyska vul. and surrounding area are stunning enough to justify the price of admission. Q Open 10:00 - 18:00, Tue 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Mon. 15Hr for adults, 8Hr for children and students. House With Chimeras (Dim z khymeramy) C-5,
B a n ko v a 1 0 , M K h r e s chatyk. Buil t more than a cen tur y a go by e c cen tri c Kyivite Wladislaw Horodecki, this is the most unique structure in Kyi v. Sophisticated

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C-2, Andriivskyi uzviz 23, M Kontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 278 58 61. Famous Italian architect Bar tolomeo Rastrelli was the mastermind behind this attractive Baroque church that greets the throngs at the top of Andriivskyi uzviz. Built in 1754, its one of the rare buildings in Kyiv that has managed to avoid serious damage or reconstruction. The elegant silhouette of its one large dome and five lesser cupolas are easily visible from Podil and beyond. Apostle Andrew, who was the first Christian to preach the gospel in Kyivan Rus, was said to have erected a cross on this very site. It was the wish of Peter the Greats religiously-minded daughter, Elizabeth, after her visit to Kyiv in 1744 that this church be built. It must be said that compared to the beautiful exterior, the interior is rather disappointing - too much loud red and gold colours and really not much to see. Console yourself with a stroll around the churchs perimeter, a walk which the famous Ukrainian writer Gogol also enjoyed. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Wed. Mykhailivska ploscha, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 279 22 48. St. Michaels Cathedral is located opposite St. Sophias Cathedral. The original, built by Prince Sviatopolk in 1108, was destroyed by the Soviet regime in the 1930s for having no historical value. The reconstructed cathedral was completed in May 2000. Its sky blue exterior and glittering golden domes add a stunning layer to a cityscape that has become a mix-mash of crumbling ancient and newly reconstructed. A sobering reminder of Stalins inhumane policies stands to the right as you exit the church grounds. This is a monument to the victims of Holodomor (starvation): A famine orchestrated in part by the Soviet leadership in an attempt to squash the peasantry, as many as 10 million Ukrainians perished from 1932-33. Keeping watch over the square are the reconstructed statues of Princess Olga, Apostle Andrew, St. Cyrill and St. Mephodius. QOpen 08:00 - 19:00. Services held daily at 08:00 and 17:00, and on Sundays at 08:00, 10:00, 17:00. 24, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 279 22 56. Kyivs oldest standing church, St. Sophias was built in 1037 by Prince Yaroslav the Wise, who incidentally was laid to rest inside. He commissioned the project to commemorate the site of a victory of Kyivan Rus over the Pechenegs (Asian nomadic tribes) and to glorify Christianity. It was named after the famous St. Sophias Cathedral in Constantinople. This majestic 13-cupola sanctuary adjoined Yaroslavs Palace and became a holy place of worship for Kyivites as well as a political and cultural centre. Today the entire complex is protected by Ukraine, and also receives support from UNESCO. The 18th century refectory works as a museum and contains archaeological artefacts and architectural displays, such as models depicting Kyiv as it looked before being razed by Mongol invaders

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in 1240. It costs a meagre 3Hr to enter the grounds. To enter the cathedral itself, purchase tickets from the kiosk around the corner from the bell tower entrance. As you exit dont forget to pose for the postcard - perfect picture with Cossack leader Bohdan Khmelnytskyi on his horse against the backdrop of St. Michaels Golden-Domed Cathedral. Guided tours in English are available (80 - 100Hr). QOpen 10:00 - 18:00, Wed 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Thu. Admission 50Hr for all exhibits for adults, 20Hr for children and students. Entrance to the Bell Tower costs 10Hr/6Hr. Entrance to the Catherdrals area costs 3Hr. bulv. 20, MUniversytet, tel. (+380) 44 35 53 85. The Cathedral was built from 1862-1882 in a so called Russian pseudo-Byzantine style. The frescos inside were made by famous Russian, Ukrainian and Polish artists, such as Vasnetsov, Nesterov, Vrubel, Pymonenko and Svedomsky. The church belongs to the Ukrainian Orthodox denomination. QOpen 06:00 - 19:30. Services are held daily at 08:00 and 17:00. Sat, Sun at 7:00, 10:00 and 17:00. Central Synagogue of Kyiv A-5, Shota Rustaveli 13, MPalats Sportu, tel. (+380) 44 235 00 69. The Central Synagogue was built in 1898 by eminent Kyiv philanthropist Lazar Brodsky. This striking architectural monument served as a Jewish religious centre for nearly thirty years until it was seized by the Soviet Union in 1926. For a short time it hosted a handicraft club, after which it was turned into a doll theatre. During the Nazi occupation, Germans used the synagogue as a stable for Wermacht horses. The building was returned to the Jewish community after the fall of the Soviet Union. Despite the serious damage that resulted from 70 years of neglect, the hall was immediately opened to parishioners. Today a number of Jewish educational, religious and cultural programmes are held here. The Museum of Jewish Heritage is also housed within, and displays ancient books, candelabras, Menorahs and bas-reliefs.

St. Volodymyrs Cathedral A-4, T.Shevchenka

St. Michaels GoldenDomed Cathedral C-3,

River rides
On May 1, the Kyiv River Port officially opened its 2013 season of tours on the Dnipro. Kyivites and visitors to the capital have made cruising this famed river and its tributaries one of their favourite leisure activities. From the water its possible to see Kyivs sites from a whole new perspective and enjoy the awe inspiring beauty of the lush forests that caress both banks. Aboard 14 different tour boats passengers can go as far as the Kyiv Sea or sweep down to the southern suburb of Osokorky. Theres nothing quite like the sensation of dancing while the floor sways beneath your feet from port to starboard: book your passage on the Aquadiscoteka (Water-disco). A trip to the Kyiv Sea takes three to four hours and costs from 120-150Hr. Sightseeing tours of the Dnipro go for 50Hr and last about one hour. A three hour journey up the Desna will cost you the handsome sum of 60Hr. Trips to the northern suburb of Obolon take two hours and cost 60Hr. The disco tour is perhaps the best value for hryvnia of the lot at 60Hr. Tours set sail seven days a week begging at 10:00. Tickets can be purchased at the ship before boarding. Sightseeing tours depart from moorings next to Dnipro metro station.

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Bulgakov Museum C-2, Andriivskyi uzviz 13, MKontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 425 31 88/ (+380) 67 493 45 25, bulgakov.org.ua. The celebrated Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov lived in this house from 1906-1916 and again from 1918-1919. It was here that he wrote the novel The White Guard and the play Days of Turbins. The old Bulgakov family home is now home to the Bulgakov Museum, which displays the authors personal things and family photos. Q Open 10:00 - 17:00, Mon 12:00 - 17:00. Closed Wed. Admission 30Hr. Excursion (up to 15 persons) - 100Hr. FC Dynamo Kyiv museum at NSC Olimpiyskiy A-6, Velyka Vasylkivska 55, tel. (+380) 44 597 00 15/(+380) 44 597 00 16. The museum was founded on 14 April, 2012. The exposition includes many FC Dynamo Kyiv trophies from over 85 years of football history, photo archives and some very unique trophies.
(+380) 44 288 92 68/(+380) 44 288 54 19, www. honchar.org.ua. The Museum was founded in September 1993 and is based on Ivan Honchars (1911-1993) private collection. During the Soviet period he was accused of nationalism. All those who manifested interest in his collection were registered with the KGB. The collection represents the Ukrainahood of the 17-20th centuries and has 15 000 pieces. The centre piece of Honchars collection are the folk pictures, the inventive hero Mamai Cossack is especially popular. Also impressive is the elaborate collection of clothes from the 18-19th centuries (2500 samples) as well as pottery art exhibits (630 plates, dishes, crockery and zoomorphic ceramic toys). QOpen 10:00 - 17:30. Closed Mon. Admission 15Hr, 3Hr for children. Kyiv Fortress Museum A-6, Hospitalna 24A, MPalats Sportu, tel. (+380) 44 235 01 46. This part of the citys fortifications was built in 1844. Arguably, this structures history has more do with defenseless people rather than defending people. It was here that supporters of the Tsar carried out executions of political prisoners, including the leaders of a Polish rebellion, in the 1860s. At the beginning of the 20th century, participants in a revolt of the Kyiv Pioneer Regiment met the same fate. Also during this time, ammunition and weapons were stored in this semi-underground fortress with solid brick and stone walls. QOpen 10:00 - 17:00, Fri 10:00 - 16:00. Closed Mon. Admission 14Hr. D-2, Hlybochytska 17, MKontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 463 76 69, modern-museum.org.ua. On the 17th of June 2005 the first Museum of Modern Art of Ukraine has hospitably greeted its visitors. First it was founded in a historical part of Kyiv, but in December 2009 the Museum moved to a new three-stories building at Glybochytska 17. Sufficient room (about 3.5 thousand square metres) enabled the creation of the first independent exposition of the best works in the collection (it is located on the second and third floors of the Museum). The exposition is to be changed every two years. Today the Museum displays collections of ancient Ukrainian icons, classics of Ukrainian painting of the beginning of the 20th century, Ukrainian art of realism and sociorealism of the second half of the century are widely represented here as well as the works by underground artists of 1960-1970s. There are also available two exhibition halls for temporary displays (the entire 1st floor and the small exhibition hall of the third floor). There is a functioning library in the Museum; theoretically-practical activities take place in a lecture hall: master-classes, lections, seminars, round-table discussions, conferences with invited Ukrainian and foreign art-scholars, artists and gallerists. QOpen 11:00 - 19:00. Closed Mon. Admission 20Hr, for students 10Hr.

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Ivan Honchars Museum, Ukrainian Centre of Folk Art J-4, Ivana Mazepy 29, M Arsenalna, tel.

Its not every trip abroad you have the chance to visit the site of the worlds worst nuclear accident, is it? The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is only about a two-hour ride north of Kyiv. Travel agencies offer a day trip to the region, wisely realising that the market for overnight stays is not great. You can actually enter the contaminated zone, where youll be joined by your English-speaking guide, who will show you the fateful reactor N4 (from a safe distance). Youll also visit the nearby ghost town of Pripyat - where some apartments still bear witness to the haste in which 47,500 residents were made to leave their homes - and have a chance to converse with residents of surrounding villages who refused to move. A trip to the acres of fields filled with contaminated vehicles, helicopters, etc. used in the cleanup is optional. And in case youre wondering, yes, your body will receive above-average doses of radiation throughout the day, but the effects are said to be harmless... If you are not convinced, you can satisfy your curiosity in radiation free environment: The National Museum of Chernobyl. traktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 417 54 27. This museum does an excellent job of actually making you feel like you are at the site of the infamous nuclear accident. Road signs from towns and villages near Chernobyl greet you as you ascend the stairs, and as you descend the signs are crossed out to signify your departure. Its usually rather empty, but then again so is the contamination zone. A few exhibits could be a bit scary for kids, such as life-sized costumes with gas masks and pictures of deformed animals. Audio-guide is available in English, German, Russian and Ukrainian. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00, Sat 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Sun. Admission 10Hr, children 3Hr.

National Museum of Chernobyl (Natsionalnyi muzey Chornobyliu) D-1, Khorevyi prov. 1, MKon-

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Prime Excursion Bureau D-1, Schekavytska 30/39, suite 4, MKontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 227 77 78/207 12 55/0 99 550 00 00, info@primetour. ua, www.primetour.ua. QOpen 09:00 - 18:00. Sat, Sun 10:00- 18:00 Mysterious Kyiv tel. (+380) 44 491 11 76, tour@ interesniy.kiev.ua, w w w.mysteriouskiev.com . QOpen 10:00 - 19:00. Kyiv In Your Pocket

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Museum of Russian Art A-4, Tereschenkivska 9, MTeatralna, tel. (+380) 44 234 62 18, www.kmrm. com.ua/eng. Outside of Moscow and St. Petersburg, one of the largest collections of Russian art is housed here. The building belonged to the upper-class Tereschenko family and was built in the 1880s. Private artworks confiscated and nationalised by the Soviets along with the Tereschenkos holdings formed the bulk of the museums exhibits when it was opened in 1922. The most prized displays are a collection of exceptional Russian icons dating back to the late 13th century. The museum features artwork from many famous Russian painters such as I. Repin, M. Vrubel and N. Rerikh, as well as sculptures, handicraft and graphics. Kids should be kept on a tight rein as the staff can be rude if little people get too close to exhibits. QOpen Tue, Fri 11:00 - 19:00, Wed, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon, Thu. Admission 30Hr, 10Hr for students, 5Hr for children. English tours 250Hr. Museum of the Great Patriotic War J-4, Lavrska 24, MArsenalna, tel. (+380) 44 285 94 52, www.warmuseum.kiev.ua. This World War II memorial complex, which opened in 1981, includes a museum with 18 different galleries, an eternal flame, plaques honouring particularly heroic Soviet cities and an outdoor display containing military planes and other equipment from various wars. The centrepiece of it all is of course the massive titanium statue of a woman, 62m tall to be exact, grasping a 12-ton sword and a shield. Honouring Soviet defenders during World War II, its Socialist Realism style is an interesting contrast to the nearby ancient golden domes of Pecherska Lavra. QOpen 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Mon. Admission 10Hr, 3Hr for students. 36 m view point - 50Hr, 91m view point - 200Hr. National Art Museum C-5, M.Hrushevskoho 6, MMaidan Nezalezhosti, tel. (+380) 44 278 13 57, www.namu.kiev.ua. Built in the late 19th century in the style of a Greek temple with a six-column portico designed by Kyiv architects Horodetskyi and Boytsov, valuable collections largely unknown to Western visitors are contained in the museums 21 galleries. Pieces include Ukrainian icons, paintings, and sculptures from the 14th century through the early 20th century. Works of revered artist and poet Taras Shevchenko, M.Pymonenko, K.Kostandi and H.Narbut are some of the highlights of the museum. QOpen Wed, Thu, Sun 10:00 - 18:00, Fri 12:00 - 20:00, Sat 10:00 - 19:00. Closed Mon, Tue. Admission 20Hr, 10Hr for students, 5Hr for children. National History Museum C-2, Volodymyrska 2, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 278 29 24. Located on a bluff above Andriivskyi uzviz, this museum carries forth on a wide range of topics concerning Ukraines history from prehistoric times up to the present day. There are extensive collections of old books, coins and bills, works of art and archaelogical and ethnographical findings. Behind the museum is a path that leads to a wonderful view from Old Kyivs highest point overlooking the lower town of Podil. QOpen 10:00 - 16:45. Closed Wed. Admission 24Hr, 12Hr for students and children.
(+380) 44 235 02 06, www.khanenkomuseum.kiev.ua. The house was owned by a famous collector of art and benefactor Bohdan Khanenko (1849-1917), and his wife Varvara (1852-1922). In 1919, on the base of their private collection, a museum was opened in this house. For a long period of time it was known as Kyiv State Museum of Western and Eastern Art. Now its initial name has been given back. The embellishments of the collection are works of outstanding Renaissance masters. Rich diversity of genres distinguishes the museums holdings of North European countries. The exposition of Spanish art includes two true gems from the XVII century - Portrait of Infant Margarita by Diego Velasquez and Still Life with Chocolate Milk by Juan de Zurbaran. QOpen 10:30 - 17:30. Closed Mon, Tue. Admission 20-30Hr, 10Hr for students.

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ka, tel. (+380) 44 220 20 95 (working hours)/(+380) 97 886 46 44 (out of working hours), office@horlytsia.com, www.horlytsia.com. Horlytsia invites all guest of Ukraine to discover unforgettable beauty of Kyiv city and other hot-spot places around the country. Exciting sightseeing tours, interesting excursions, culinary trips, all kinds of travel services, all at very competitive prices. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00. A Mysterious Kyiv tel. (+380) 44 491 11 76, tour@ interesniy.kiev.ua, www.interesniy.kiev.ua. Mysterious Kyiv propose exclusive tours on Secret Kyiv places, Kyiv Caves, Secret Stallin tunnels under Dnipro river, tours to Chernobyl Zone. Excursions in your language. NSC Olimpiyskiy Tours A-6, VelykaVasylkivska 55, tel. (+380) 44 590 66 96/(+380) 67 323 40 49, excursion@nsc-olimpiyskiy.com.ua, www.nscolimpiyskiy.com.ua. Take a tour and have a look behind the scenes of the largest stadium in Ukraine. Even for those who cannot discern forward from goalkeeper, the tour will be really exciting, informative and interactive. The tours are conducted Wed, Fri, and Sat (11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00), and on Sun (11:00, 13:00, 15:00). Open Kiev tel. (+380) 44 227 28 63, www.openkiev. com.ua. Hop-on Hop-off daily sightseeing bus tours on open top double deckers. The first circle of the tour starts at 10:00 from the stop next to Maidan Nezalezhnosti. You can catch a bus on one of 25 stops around Kyiv, then take off at any of them, have a stroll down Khreschatyk or any other and catch the bus again. Buses go roughly every 20 minutes. Commentaries available in English, Russian and Ukrainian. Q2-days ticket 250Hr, children 150Hr, under 7 for free.

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tel. (+380) 44 254 45 11, www.memorialgolodomors. org. During the whole existence of the Soviet Union regime Ukrainian people endured horrible tragedies - famines of 1921-1922, 1932-1933, 1946-1947, which took millions of Ukrainians lives. The worst humanitarian catastrophe of 20th century for Ukraine was an artificially engineered by Stalins regime Famine of 1932-1933, during which 3 941 000 people died. Museum is dedicated to the victims of these awful tragedies. Excursions are held every hour from 10:00. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon. Admission 5Hr. Excursion in English 100r.

The National Museum Memorial in Commemoration of Famines Victims in Ukraine C-6, Lavrska,

Folk Architecture and Life Museum Pyrohovo, marshrutkas #172 and 156 from, MLybidska, tel. (+380) 44 526 57 65/(+380) 44 526 25 27, nmnapu. org.ua. There is a place in Kyiv where you can say Lets go to the 16th century Carpathians and then find yourself there in a matter of minutes. Nowere not offering you a ride in Doc Browns Delorean time machine. Its Pyrohovo - a picturesque open-air museum of old Ukrainian lifestyle and folk culture. The museum is divided into areas representing different regions of Ukraine. The clay huts roofed with thatch or wooden shingles and the archaic barns and wells recreate an authentic village atmosphere. Everything is meant to bring you back to the Ukraine of 16th to 19th centuries. At Pyrohovo you will find wooden churches, windmills, and even a school building typical of rural areas from recent centuries. Different kinds of structures (watermills, forges, cattle-sheds shopa, granaries komora, threshing floors, stodola for storing cereals, apiaries, hen houses, cellars and wells) will tell you the story of how folks lived in Ukraine centuries ago. If everything at the museum seems very authentic, thats because it really is. Most of the buildings are in fact original and were moved here piece by piece from villages all over Ukraine. From the main entrance, the road leads you across a large wheat field to the Middle Prydniprovia sector with the Church of the Great Martyn, Saint Paraskeva Friday (Cherkassy region, 1742), the small Church of the Archangel Michael (1601), and a unique collection of windmills vitriaky. Next, on the hillside, you will come to the Podillia sector with the Church of Saint Nicholas and a bell tower from the beginning of the 19th century, brought here from the Husiatyn area. At the centre of the museums territory the Poltavschyna and Slobozhanschyna complex is arranged. A little farther on, visitors can see the Polissye sector dominated by the unique hip-roof Voskresenska Church (Rivnenschyna, 17th-18th century). The exposition of village huts (khatas) here is unique for their age (1587 to 1687). In the northern part of the museum, the Carpathian sector features scattered small farms, with the bell tower of the ancient Pokrovska Church rising above. But wait till you get inside these huts! There you will find stunning exhibitions of traditional Ukrainian clothing, ceramics, household and farming equipment, and of course the stove. This was the centrepiece of any khata, and was used for cooking, drying, heating and even sleeping. Pyrohovo is also a great park - a pleasant retreat with plenty of space for playing games with kids or for a leisurely afternoon in the shade of trees. If you want to get around faster, you may rent a bike or even hire a horseback ride. And if you care for your spiritual well-being, visit the church service on Sunday. Held in one of the museums beautiful ancient wooden churches, it is a real adventure for your soul. Traditional fairs are organised at Pyrohovo in May and September, to mark the beginning and the end of the season. But dont worry if you miss them. There are plenty of festivals and celebrations going on at Pyrohovo the whole season. Main national and religious holidays are celebrated here according to folk traditions. QOpen 10:00 - 17:00. Admission 30Hr, 10Hr for students. English-speaking guides available. Kyiv In Your Pocket

The One Street Museum C-2, H-1, Andriivskyi uzviz 2B, MKontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 425 03 98, onestreet.kiev.ua. This fascinating little museum near the bottom of Andriivskyi uzviz tells the rich history of this important street through the years. Special attention is paid to recreating the atmosphere of this thoroughfare during the turn of the 20th century. QOpen 12:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon. Admission 20Hr. English guided tours 150Hr. The Pharmacy Museum D-2, Prytysko-Mykilska 7, MKontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 425 24 37. You may be wondering just how much enjoyment can be had out of a museum whose sole subject is the history of pharmaceuticals, but when you think of the vital role drugs play in the lives of the capitals legions of cold sufferers it becomes clear that this cosy little museum is a must of social history. The building is in great condition and dates back to 1728. QOpen 09:00 - 17:00. Admission 15Hr, 10Hr for children. The Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine C-3, Desiatynna
12, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 278 83 08. This museum is the first private art museum in Ukraine. In bright spacious halls of museum more than 300 first class works of Ukrainian icon-painters of 15th-19th centuries are presented from almost all regions from West to East of Ukraine and more than 100 iconograthical images and themes. The museum has also the collection of the works of the world-known Ukrainian painter Maria Prymachenko. 50 of her best works of naive art are presented at the museum. QOpen 11:00 - 19:00. Closed Mon, Wed, Fri. Admission 15Hr, for children and students 5Hr.

(+380) 44 253 54 00. This museum is located on the ground floor of the State Centre of the out of School Education. The first hall has collections of hand made dolls from a variety of fairy tales; the second hall has authentic Ukrainian dolls; and the third one presents Ukrainian history through the dolls history. The oldest dolls in the collection were made in the 1930s; the youngest were made just recently. Do not miss the first Ukrainian transformer among the collection of 10,000 toys. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00, Sat 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Mon, Sun. Admission 10Hr, 5Hr for children,students. PT MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 279 53 33, www.aqua-kiev.info. Anyone strolling through Khreschatyi Park (behind European Square and The Philharmonic) will notice the two towers rising above the tree line. They host a museum of water, which contains information on water resources: natural water circulation, potable water purification, new technologies and waters chemical components. Entering the centre you descend in an elevator to a depth of 20 meters and are confronted by fascinating exhibits. Admission adults 15Hr, children and students 10Hr. QOpen Wed, Thu, Fri 10:00 - 16:00, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Mon, Tue. Admission 25Hr, 20Hr children and students.

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Soviet Sights
Since Ukraines independence many of the once omnipresent Soviet era symbols have vanished. Ironically, Kyiv is now a mosaic of billboards, LCDs, banners and other capitalist marketing propaganda; but turn a corner, pass under an arch or over a bridge and you catch a flash of the hammer and sickle and youre immediately transported back to the good old days of the Cold War. Love it or loath it, communism was the defining socio-political force of the 20th Century and its indelible mark survives in the Ukrainian mentality, in Kyivs architecture, monuments and in its soul. Lenin Monument A/B-5, Bessarabska pl., MKhreschatyk. Eighty-nine years after his death, 96 since The Russian Revolution and 22 since the collapse of The Soviet Union and the declaration of Ukrainian independence, the citys only remaining statue of Lenin still stands at Bessarabska Square. Believe it or not, it was named the worlds best monument at a 1939 international art exhibition in New York. Metro After 11 years of construction, Kyivs first metro line opened in 1960. In typical Soviet fashion, the metro was designed to be a showcase of craftsmanship, style and technological innovation for the capital of one of the largest member states of the USSR. The original metro stations in the city centre were built in the underground palace style similar to those of the Moscow metro. Most of the Soviet style metro stations are located on the red line. Ministry of Foreign Affairs C-3, Mykhailivska pl. 1, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti. Next to St. Michaels GoldenDomed Cathedral (destroyed by Soviet authorities in the mid1930s and rebuilt in 2000) stands an example of grandiose Soviet era architecture, the columned Foreign Ministry building. Just beneath where the Ukrainian flag now waves, there was a large hammer and sickle carved into the buildings faade. This was originally Soviet Ukraines Communist Party headquarters. Motherland J-4, Lavrska 24, MArsenalna. An enormous stainless steel statue of a fierce female warrior (68 m high, standing on a 40 m pedestal and holding a 12-ton sword in her right hand and a shield in the left) dominates the heights above the Dnipro River. Giant, threatening and inescapable, the statue is known locally as Brezhnevs Mother, as L. Brezhnev opened the monument in 1981. If youre just slightly worried about the Mother of the Motherland being a tad too top-heavy, youre not the only one. There have been scattered reports that the whole structure was not build very soundly and is danger of falling over, but so far so good.QOpen 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Mon. 36 m view point - 50Hr, 91m view point - 200Hr. The Friendship of Nations Arch D-4, M Maidan Nezalezhnosti. This steel rainbow was erected in 1983 to commemorate the unification of Ukraine and Russia in 1654. The monument is supposed to symbolise friendship and mutual respect between the two nations. Crowds swarm the monuments platform to enjoy spectacular views of the Dnipro River and the vast steppes beyond. Ukrainian House C-4, Khreschatyk 2, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti. In April 1982 the imposing building on European Square was completed. It was designed specifically to house a museum dedicated to Lenin. In 1992 the museum was renamed Ukrainian House. All the old exhibits of the former Museum of Lenin are stored in one of the buildings in the Expocentre. Now the venue hosts temporary fairs and exhibitions including commercial trade fairs. The building features some of the most unique Soviet stained glass in the whole of the former Soviet Union, and is one of the best examples in Kyiv of the futurist style of Soviet architecture.

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Parks & Gardens


Central Botanical Garden J-5, Tymiriazivska 1, MDruzhby Narodiv, tel. (+380) 44 285 45 27, www. nbg.kiev.ua/en/. A real cornucopia of trees and plant life awaits visitors to this picturesque riverside setting. The gardens collection embraces a total of about 13,000 kinds of trees, bushes and grasses hailing from five continents. Opened in 1936, the garden also hosts frequent flower and plant exhibitions. Head toward the Dnipro River and look for the green domes of Vydubitskyi Monastery, which was founded in 1070. The monastery, which was supported by the Cossack elite and is still active today, once owned the botanical garden. Behind the monastery is a fairly breathtaking view of the Dnipro, especially when framed by the newly-bloomed flowers and trees of spring. Q Open 09:30 - 19:00. Admission 20Hr, for childen and students 5Hr. Monthly pass - 150Hr. Mariinskyi Park D-6, MArsenalna. Finding Mariinskyi Park is easy. Its located opposite all the illegally parked, decked-out luxury cars waiting on hard-working members of Verkhovna Rada (Ukraines Parliament). A few years back, the park was given a face-lift - rickety benches replaced and new paths created. A musical venue known as The Cockleshell is located in the North-East corner. All are welcome Friday nights at 22:00 for salsa dancing. Classical and jazz concerts are also scheduled throughout the summer. Openair festivals, featuring both Ukrainian and international artist, take place practically every day and start at 18-19:00. The pride of Mariinskyi Park is the Tsars Fountain. In the past this served not only as an ornament, but for practical uses as well. Citizens could purchase six buckets of water for the extremely reasonable price of one kopek. Is your goat thirsty? Livestock were also welcome to drink from the fountain (one kopek per head). Admission is free. QOpen 24hrs. Shevchenko Park A-4, Tereshchenkivska, MLva Tolstoho. Shevchenko Park is not just a monument of gardening and landscape architecture; it is Kyivs embodiment of everything beautiful. How so many gorgeous colours, sights and sounds can be packed into such a small area is beyond reason. The park is located on the corner of Volodymyrska and Shevchenka bulv., opposite Taras Shevchenko National University and, therefore, attracts scantily clad coeds by the dozens. For decades, this has been the prominent scene for chess enthusiasts, who reign over the parks south-west corner. Verbal disputes and even scuffles between opponents are a common sight, as vodka and gambling are indispensable parts of the game. From the centre of the park, a solemn looking statue of Taras Shevchenko (the greatest of the classic Ukrainian literary figures) gazes down, like a stern yet loving father, on his hedonistic spawn. Admission is free. QOpen 24hrs. Volodymyrska Hirka D-3, Triokhsviatytelska, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti. Volodymyrska Hirka is one of the most popular places in Kyiv, and for good reason. Spectacular views overlooking the Dnipro will have you reaching for your camera, and the bricked pathways that cut the park into a series of terraces are lined with benches and shaded by trees providing the perfect respite from the blistering heat. The parks centre-piece is the distinctive statue of Prince Volodymyr the Great (crafted in 1853), who is credited with establishing Christianity in Eastern Europe. The park can be accessed from the bottom of the hill by walking up Trokhsviatytelska Street past Ukrainian House. From the top, pass through Mykhailivska ploscha and around Mykhailivska Monastery. Admission is free. QOpen 24hrs. Summer 2013

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Lavra Lavra Museums & Exhibitions
(Lavra), MArsenalna, tel. (+380) 44 280 13 96, www. miku.org.ua. It is sure that the Louvre, the Hermitage, or the Prado would be happpy to have such a collection of Scythian gold as this museum. The gem of the collection is the so-called Pectoral, Scythian queens neck adornment from the 4th century B.C. The 1.4kg Pectoral was made of pure gold by a master craftman of the time. Despite its very old age the well-preserved detailing is amazing. The second most important valuable is the silver bowl unearthed from the Gaiman Barrow and kept in specially designed chamber filled with inert gas. This is far from all one can see in the nine halls of this museum. The treasures of Kyiv Rus, West European and Jewish ceremonial silverware, and works by the best Ukrainian jewelers of the past and present can all be found here. QOpen 10:00 - 17:45. Closed Mon. Admission 30Hr, children 15Hr. 280 18 34. The museum was created in 1923. Here we can see the so-called vertep (the Ukrainian puppet theatre of the 18th century), playbills and pictures of the plays of different Ukrainian theatre troupes and the personal effects of famous artists and musicians. QOpen 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Tue. Admission 15Hr, children and students 7Hr. State Museum of Ukrainian Decorative Art J-3, Lavrska 9 (Lavra), MArsenalna, tel. (+380) 44 280 36 93. The original art of the Ukrainian people is widely represented here: icons, decorated eggs, embroidery, clothing, pottery, glass, faience, etc. There are special displays devoted to the work of the famous artists Kateryna Bilokur and Mariya Pryimachenko. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Tue. Admission 20Hr, children 3Hr, students 5Hr, retirees 7Hr. J-3, Lavrska 9 (Lavra), MArsenalna, tel. (+380) 44 280 22 10, bookmuseum-ua.livejournal.com. The museum is located in the space formerly occupied by the Lavra typography, which was built in the 18th century. The collection includes manuscript volumes from the times of Kyivan Rus, the first Ukrainian printed editions of the Lviv Apostle (1574) by Ivan Fedorov (Ukraines first printer), the Ostroh Bible as well as fine examples of old Ukrainian book illustrations and many other rare exhibits. QOpen 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Tue. Admission 15Hr, children and students 5Hr. J-3, Lavrska 9 (Lavra), MArsenalna, tel. (+380) 44 280 81 37, www.microart.kiev.ua. A world of wonder is presented for the visitors of this inimitable exhibition. The exhibits displayed here are so tiny that they can be seen only under the microscope. Every work of art is exceptionally unique and have been made by the craftsman M.Syadrystyi, Honorary Master of Ukrainian Folk Art. His creative art inspired the creation of a new world - microminiature. QOpen 09:00 - 17:30. Closed Tue. Close every day from 13:30 - 14:30 for lunch. Admission 10Hr, children 6Hr.

Museum of Historical Valuables J-3, Lavrska 9

Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra J-3, Lavrska 9 , MArsenalna, tel. (+380) 44 280 30 71, www.kplavra.kiev.ua. This monastery made Kyiv the Rome of Orthodox Christianity and continues to attract pilgrims from around the world. Its territory of 28ha contains not only churches, towers and an underground cave system, but also some of Kyivs most interesting museums. First about the name: In Ukrainian pechera means cave, while Lavra is an Orthodox term given to its largest monastery. Founded in 1051 by monks Antony and Feodosiy, Lavra was called to spread the newly-adopted Christian religion throughout Kyivan Rus. Monks worshipped, lived and were buried in caves, where a cool and humid atmosphere enabled their bodies to mummify naturally. This miracle further enhanced the monasterys reputation. The monks bodies have been almost perfectly preserved to this day. You can see for yourself by descending into the caves with a candle to lead the way. Of particular interest are those monks so humble that they only allowed their feet to be exposed. Women are required to wear scarves, which are provided if you dont have your own. English tours can be arranged at the ticket kiosk or with nice old ladies inside the entrance. Lavra became a leading religious and cultural focal point of Eastern Europe in the 12th century. Studios for icon painting and the creation of mosaics served many Kyiv churches, and a scriptorium oversaw the translation of foreign literature into Slavic. The influential Slavic history The Chronicle of Bygone Years was written here by the historian Nestor. Other notable features include the burial site of Yuri Dolgorukiy (founder of Moscow) inside the Church of the Saviour of Berestovo; and the 18th century bell tower, the highest in all of Ukraine at 96m. Following years of Communist rule, the government has recently returned many buildings to the Orthodox Church. The monastery now operates as the Kyiv Theological Seminary and Academy. There are also many museums on the territory, the best of which are listed below. QOpen 09:00 - 18:00. Admission: adults 50Hr, children 25Hr.

State Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema Arts of Ukraine J-3, Lavrska 9 , MArsenalna, tel. (+380) 44

Ukrainian State Museum of Books and Printing

Exibition of Microminiatures by M.Syadristyi

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SHOPPING
Shopping malls
Bilshovyk E-2, Vadyma Hetmana 6, MShuliavska, tel. (+380) 44 200 07 54, www.trc-bolshevik.com. QOpen 10:00 - 21:00. PAULW Dream Town N-2, Obolonskyi prosp. 1B, MObolon, Minska, tel. (+380) 44 428 36 11, dreamtown.kiev.ua/. QOpen 10:00 - 22:00. Globus C-4, Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Underground), MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 590 18 93, www.globus.com.ua. QOpen 10:00 - 21:00. Mandarin Plaza B-5, Baseina 4, MKhreschatyk, tel. (+380) 44 230 95 50, fax (+380) 44 230 95 91, www. mandarin.kiev.ua. QOpen 10:00 - 21:00. Metrograd B-5, Bessarabska ploscha (underground), MLva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 44 247 56 65, www.metrograd.com. QOpen 10:00 - 21:00. Ocean Plaza H-5, Gorkoho 176, M Lybidska, tel. (+380) 44 537 23 64, www.oceanplaza.com.ua. QOpen 10:00 - 22:00. Sky Mall Generala Vatutina prosp. 2, MPetrivka, tel. (+380) 44 371 41 30/(+380) 44 371 41 32, skymall@ arricano.com.ua, skymall.ua. QOpen 10:00 - 22:00.

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Books
ChitayGorod B-3, B.Khmelnytskoho 3B, MTeatralna, tel. (+380) 44 279 64 38. QOpen 10:00 - 21:00. Knyharnia YE B-3, Lysenka 3, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 235 88 54. QOpen 09:00 - 21:00. Litera H-3, Lva Tolstoho 11/61, MPloscha Lva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 44 234 81 97. QOpen 09:00 - 22:00. Naukova Dumka C-4, M.Hrushevskoho 4, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 278 06 96. QOpen 10:00

- 18:00, Sat 10:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun. Siayvo A-5, Chervonoarmiyska 6, MPloscha Lva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 44 235 43 66. Q Open 10:00 - 20:00

Fashion
Atelier 1 A-4, Shevchenka bulv. 10 (entrance from the yard), tel. (+380) 44 288 05 50/599 31 80, art@atelier1. com.ua. The only truly concept store in Ukraine based at the former cold war bunker right at the heart of Kyiv. Atelier 1s selling the most conceptual collections of menswear and womenswear from Japan and France (Comme des Garcons, Junya Watanabe, Peachoo and Krejberg, Comme des Garcons Parfums. Accessories, Bags) and Ukrainian Designers international collections. The Shop is divided into zones: collection rooms, Boiler room, Parfum Vault and Strong room. New format of Canteen is available. QOpen 11:00 - 20:00. PA6LW

Food & Drink


Billa B-5, Bessarabska pl. 2, MPloscha Lva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 44 490 56 82. Also at B-2, Lvivska pl.Q Open 24hrs. Furshet B-5, Baseina 4, MPloscha Lva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 44 230 95 21. QOpen 24hrs. Good Wine B-5, Mechnikova 9, MKlovska, tel. (+380) 44 390 79 60, www.goodwine.ua. Also at Heroiv Stalinhrada 16B.Q Open 09:00 - 22:00. 24hrs on Fri. Megamarket H-4, Gorkoho 50, MOlimpiyska, tel. (+380) 44 248 73 87. Q Open 09:00 - 24:00. Polyana B-2, Observatorna 12A, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 800 50 16 16, www.polyana.kiev.ua. QOpen 10:00 - 22:00. A kyiv.inyourpocket.com Summer 2013

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Billiard & Bowling
Chameleon G-2, Peremohy prosp. 3, Ukraine Shopping Mall, MUniversytet, tel. (+380) 44 496 17 17, www.club300.com.ua. Chameleon is the only bowling club in downtown Kyiv. It is located on the third floor of Ukraina Mall. There are ten bowling lanes, a bar, and a restaurant in the club. QOpen 11:00 - 06:00. 99-198Hr per hour. Jumbo O-4, Moskovskyi prosp. 20B, MPetrivka, tel. (+380) 44 390 53 77, www.jumbo.kiev.ua. This bowling club is located on the fourth floor of the Plazma Shopping Centre, and is the biggest in Kyiv; thirty Brunswick bowling lanes compensate the distance from downtown. There is individual lane polishing for professionals and ten bowling lanes with bumpers for beginners. Qualified instructors are also available. The fine for hitting the screen hanging over the lane with the ball is 6000Hr. Bowl carefully. QOpen 00:00 - 24:00. 78-216Hr per hour. Machaon L-2, Luhova 12 (Karavan Shopping Mall), MObolon, tel. (+380) 44 206 43 33, www.club300. com.ua. Like other bowling clubs, Machaon is situated in a shopping mall and is a popular relaxation venue after lots of shopping. The club has ten bowling lanes. Q 78-198Hr per hour. Mayak N-5, Moskovskyi prosp. 17/1, MPetrivka, tel. (+380) 44 464 69 01. The Mayak Billiard Club is one of the most prestigious in Ukraine. The interiors are designed to be in perfect harmony with the green baize of the tables, and every kind of billiards is on offer, from American pool to English snooker and the Russian pyramid. QOpen 24 hrs. Admission 60-70Hr. L Maximum Dekabrystiv 12/37, MKharkivska, tel. (+380) 44 562 62 62. Your bowling options at Maximum include the cosmic variety, for which youll pay fairly astronomic prices of up to 198Hr/h - at more sensible times the hourly price is as low as 78Hr. But this Left Bank complex offers much more: a restaurant, six bars, billiards, disco, casino and striptease dancing. Plus fun kids activities every Sunday at 12:00. QOpen 12:00 - 06:00, Sun 11:00 - 06:00. POTALEGB Mirage A-1, Artema 37/41, MLukyanivska, tel. (+380) 44 461 90 87. Is this really the same game that beer-guzzling rednecks play in the heartland of America? The comparison stops fairly abruptly with the equipment, which is the same, thankfully. Not only can you enjoy the six sublime lanes, you can also shoot pool, dance, drink, dine and even sing karaoke. QOpen 00:00 - 24:00. POAL Strike Peremohy prosp. 84, MNyvky, tel. (+380) 44 501 01 10/501 01 11, www.strike.kiev.ua. For the pleasure of knocking down pretty white pins with a heavy ball at Strike, the prices start at a reasonable 66Hr/h before 17:00 and then climb to a whopping hourly rate of 216Hr after 22:00. We know its only bowling, but youll need to dress up a little if youre hoping to fit in with the New Ukrainian crowd. QOpen 11:00 - 02:00, Mon 17:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 11:00 - 04:00. PTAILGBK Ultramarin G-3, Uritskoho 1A, MVokzalna, tel. (+380) 44 206 03 51/(+380) 44 206 03 53, www. ultramarine.com.ua. The Ultramarine club was one of the first bowling clubs in Ukraine. It has the fastest pin spotter in the city, 18 bowling lanes, three tables for Russian billiards, and two for American billiards. QOpen 10:00 - 06:00. Kyiv In Your Pocket

Editors note
Whether you are a traveller or an ex-pat our directory contains many useful contacts for you. Remember to email us if you find any of our contacts particularly helpful or, for that matter, unhelpful. We also welcome new additions.

Beauty salons
(+380) 44 569 60 00, www.dessange.com.ua. Also at C-3, Hyatt Regency Hotel, tel. (+380) 44 537 63 00. QOpen 08:00 - 21:00. A Diva Health & Beauty Centre A-3, B.Khmelnytskoho 53/53, Opera Hotel, MUniversytet, tel. (+380) 44 492 74 92, www.opera-hotel.com. Estet-centre A-5, H-3, Chervonoarmiyska 25, MLva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 44 235 05 13. QOpen 09:00 - 21:00. NK Club C-3, Mykhailivskyi prov. 20, M Maidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 278 33 44, www.nkclub. com.ua. QOpen 09:00 - 21:00. SPA Naturel C-3, Tarasovoi 5A, Hyatt Regency Kyiv Hotel, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 581 12 40, www.kiev.regency.hyatt.com. QOpen 08:00 - 21:00.

Dessange B-4, Volodymyrska 49A, MZoloti Vorota, tel.

Bouldering
UP! Holosiivskyiv prosp. 27, MGolosiivska, tel. (+380) 50 816 76 60, www.up-climbing.com.ua. Single visit 3050Hr. 10 visits - 300-450Hr. QOpen 08:00 - 23:00. Jiwa Chystiakivska 20, MSviatoshyn, tel. (+380) 96 100 00 88. Single visit 35-50Hr. 8 visits - 320Hr. QOpen 08:00 - 11:00, 16:00 - 22:00. Sat, Sun 11:00 - 17:00.

Dry cleaners & laundries


(+380) 44 279 87 81. Laundry, dry-cleaning, leather and suede goods care, clothes repair. Suit cleaning - 44Hr, delivery: 30Hr. Also at: Dehtiarivska 5, tel. 484 64 15. QOpen 09:00 - 19:00. Closed Sun. Swiss Dry Cleaner Cinderella I-5, Chervonoarmiyska 145/1, MLybibska, tel. (+380) 44 529 26 01. Open 08:30 - 20:00, Sun 10:00 - 16:00. Also at: Schekavytska 9A, tel. 417 14 33. Open 08:00 - 20:00. Closed Sun; Ivana Mazepy 5, tel. 280 58 16. Open 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 11:00 18:00. Closed Sun; Turhenevska 80, tel. 486 88 91. Open 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun.

Mister Well B-5, Khreschatyk 25, MKhreschatyk, tel.

Fitness clubs
5th Element Club Elektrykiv 29A, MKontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 351 77 33, www.5el.com. ua/eng/. This fitness club is situated on Rybalsky Island, near the Dnipro River. Clients have the opportunity to mix fitness with relaxation and healthy food. There is a beauty salon, a spa centre, several workout rooms, a gym and tennis courts. Q Open Mon-Fri 07:00-23:00, Sat-Sun 09:00-23:00. Aquarium Fitness Centre O-1, Heroiv Stalinhrada 45, MMinska, tel. (+380) 44 239 22 22, www.aquarium. ua. Aquarium features 3 indoor pools, diving pool, fitness centre, cardiozone, 8 aerobic studios, 3 tennis courts, minifootball field, billiard, childrens club, saunas and medicalcosmetology centre. QOpen 07:00 - 23:00. kyiv.inyourpocket.com

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Hotel), MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 581 12 40, www.kyiv.regency.hyatt.com. The state of the art gymnasium is fitted with the latest equipment from Technogym such as cardiovascular machines, a wide range of strength machines, free weight and high-tech audio visual equipment. The aqua facility includes 22-meter indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, Finish sauna, cold jet shower as well as a juice bar for a complete sense of relaxation. QOpen 06:00 - 23:30. Favourite V.I.P. Club C-5, Muzeinyi prov. 6, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 278 33 38, www.favoritvipclub.com.ua. One of the best fitness clubs and spas in the whole of Ukraine. Given its prime location, this club is popular amongst the political, cultural, and business lite of Kyiv. It has a wide range of facilities, VIP service and the newest in deluxe pampering technology. QOpen 07:00 - 23:00. Kodokan C-4, M.Hrushevskoho 3, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 279 01 01. Not for the light of wallet, one-month membership here costs $550. However, towels and robes are available in any quantity, and kids under 14 get in free with their card-carrying parents. QOpen 07:00 23:00, Mon, Sat 09:00 - 21:00.

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Club Olympus C-3, Tarasova 5A (Hyatt Regency Kyiv

Golf
Golf Centre Kiev (Obolon) O-3, Heroiv Stalinhrada 10D, MMinska, tel. (+380) 44 230 94 36, www.golfcenter.com.ua. The first 50 balls on the Driving Range cost 100Hr with each additional 50 balls for 50Hr. Club rental is available: 35-50Hr for irons, 39-100Hr for woods. The golf course is open on weekdays. QOpen , Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 14:00 - 20:00, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 20:00. Closed Tue.

More than 20 kinds of massages and SPA treatments High-qualified masseurs from Bangkok, Thailand Relax atmosphere Discount programs and club cards Gift certificates

Horse riding
Butenko Stable Komsomolska 12, Protsiv Village,
Borispil District, tel. (+380) 44 593 80 33, www. butenko-stable.com.ua. Elite horse club, restaurant, grill-bar, park-hotel. QOpen 10:00 - 24:00. AUL

Massage
Kinari Oriental SPA A-3, Ivana Franka 40, MUniversytet, tel. (+380) 44 234 53 40/(+380) 93 620 60 40, www.kinari-spa.com.ua. Just what Kyivs city centre needed: traditional Thai massage and oriental SPA treatment. Qualified therapists are on hand to heal both body and soul and help put a bit of calming balance back into your hectic life. QOpen 10:00 - 22:00.

Language courses
Echo Eastern Europe J-4, Lesi Ukrainky bulv. 29, MPecherska, tel. (+380) 44 361 86 50/(+380) 68 707 48 47, www.echoee.com. Russian and Ukrainian. Oneto-one and group classes with professional tutors. Flexible approach. QOpen 08:00 - 21:00. Closed Sun. English language centr e I-4, Kutuzova 4A, MPecherska, tel. (+380) 44 581 19 89, www.elckiev. org. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00. Closed Sat, Sun. Novamova B-3, Yaroslaviv Val 14V, office 28, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 234 12 70/(+380) 44 237 77 50, www.learnrussiankiev.com. One of the top the Russian-language training institutes. NovaMova provides conversational practice, guest speaker lectures, Russian movie club, field trips and various sightseeing tours QOpen 08:00 - 21:00. PA kyiv.inyourpocket.com Summer 2013

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Health 24h Pharmacies
sytet, tel. (+380) 44 455 61 05. Also at Dorohozhytska 17.QOpen 24hrs. Vitalux A-3, Shota Rustaveli 15B, MPalats Sportu, tel. (+380) 44 593 22 22. Also at Dmytrivska 2, QOpen 00:00 - 24:00.

03 Apteka A-4, T.Shevchenka bulv. 58, MUniver-

Monarch International Language Academy Tolbukhina 45, MNyvky, tel. (+380) 44 451 78 39, www. monarchila.kiev.ua. Lessons and courses in Russian, Ukrainian, English, German and French. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00, Sat 10:00 - 13:00. Closed Sun.

Roller skating
Blockbuster E-2, Moskovskyi prosp. 34V, (Blockbuster
50-60Hr including rental, 30-40Hr with your own rollers.

QOpen 12:00 - 22:00. Sat, Sun 10:00 - 23:00. Admission

shopping mall), MPetrivka, tel. (+380) 44 499 83 73.

Clinic & Hospitals


MLukyanivska, tel. (+380) 44 490 76 00, www. amcenters.com. Individual, family and corporate medical plans. Childrens health. Women health. 24hrs emergency visit, hospitalization or evacuation abroad. QOpen 24hrs. CMD G-1, Pymonenka 10A, MLukyanivska, tel. (+380) 44 239 12 23, www.cmd.kiev.ua. A full spectrum of laboratory tests with results within 24hrs. Complex diagnostic programmes (therapy, cardiology, gastroenterology, immunology and allergology). QOpen 24hrs, Sat 08:00 - 20:00, Sun 08:00 - 18:00. A Dobrobut G-1, Pymonenka 10, MLukyanivska, tel. (+380) 44 495 28 88/(+380) 44 495 28 88, www. med.dobrobut.com. Emergency services, consultations for adults and children, in-patient unit, diagnostics, medical assistance and transportation of patients within Kyiv, Ukraine and abroad. Also at Tatarska 2E; Povitroflotskyi prosp. 38; prosp. Komarova 3, corp. 5. QOpen 24hrs. Laboratory Dr. Roedger I-4, Staronavodnytska 13 section A, office 48, MPecherska, tel. (+380) 44 569 28 28, info@medlab.kiev.ua. Offers a full range of laboratory analyses. Samples are sent twice a week to Berlin in Germany for processing. They will give you a full run-down of your clinical health. QOpen 09:00 - 19:00, Sat 09:00 - 15:00. Closed Sun. Ukrainian-German Clinic H-4, Chervonoarmiyska 67/7, MRespulikanskyi Stadion, tel. (+380) 44 289 52 72/(+380) 44 289 44 35. A private centre that provides medical services in therapy, obstetricsgynaecology, urology, andrology, dermatovenerology, dermatocosmetology, mammology, endocrinology, otolaryngology and neurology. QOpen 08:00 - 21:00.

Dream Town N-2, Obolonskyi prosp. (between Obolon

American Medical Centre F-1, Berdychivska 1,

and Minska Metro stations), MMinska, tel. (+380) 50 387 88 85. QOpen 08:00 - 23:00. Admission 20-60Hr. Mariinskyi Park Hrusheskoho (next to Dynamo Stadium), MArsenalna. One of the best outdoor places for rollers. Shady alleys of the park, benches around and it is free!

Parachute jumping
Borodyanka tel. (+380) 44 553 26 43, info@paraskuf. com.ua, www.paraskuf.com.ua. You can join the ParaSkuf club at Borodyansky airfield, 45km from Kyiv. QOpen 09:00 - 18:00. Chaika MSvyatoshin, tel. (+380) 44 424 82 93, fax (+380) 44 444 75 71, info@dropzone.kiev.ua, www. dropzone.kiev.ua. Located 15km to the west of the city centre, the Chaika sports complex and airfield provides training for first-timers. More seasoned jumpers can get some fresh air at an altitude of 4200m.

Swimming pools
Aquapark Terminal Brovary, Kyivska 316, tel. (+380) 44 200 14 50/200 29 80/200 29 81, www. aquapark-terminal.com.ua. QOpen 10:00 - 22:00, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 23:00. Olymp H-4, Dymytrova 10, MOlimpiyska, tel. (+380) 44 287 61 49. Youll pay 60Hr for a 45-minute swim at Olymp. Regular vistors can go 10 times for 540Hr and save 60 hryvnas. QOpen 09:00 - 21:00, Sat 09:00 - 18:00, Sun 09:00 - 16:00. Yunist J-5, Bastionna 7, MDruzhby Narodiv, tel. (+380) 44 285 21 22. The minimum price here is 35Hr, which grants you four visits at an hour-and-a-half each. QOpen 06:00 - 09:00.

Dentists
tova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 531 37 97, www. avanto.com.ua. QOpen 09:00 - 21:00. MedLife Elite F-1, Yakira 10A, MLukyanivska, tel. (+380) 44 238 66 26. QOpen 00:00 - 24:00. MedLife Lux O-2, Heroiv Stalingrada 20, MMinska, tel. (+380) 44 412 21 23. QOpen 00:00 - 24:00. Prisma D-3, Sahaidachnoho 25, M Poshtova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 425 14 04. QOpen 08:00 - 20:00.

Avanto D-1, Kostiantynivska 22/17A, MKontrak-

Tennis courts
tel. (+380) 44 408 64 44, www.meridian-sport.com. ua. A court costs 100-120Hr/hour. Podil Tennis Courts N-6, Mezhyhirska 56/63A, MTarasa Shevchenko, tel. (+380) 44 451 58 58. One hour of open court tennis costs from 80Hr. 130-180Hr on a closed court. Lessons cost 110-130Hr per hour. QOpen 07:00 - 23:00.

Merydian Heroiv Sevastopolia 11B, MBeresteiska,

Opticians
Ailas Bazhana prosp. 12A, MOsokorky, tel./fax (+380) 44 291 01 91, www.ailas.com.ua. QOpen Excimer H-4, Dimitrova 5B, MOsokorky, tel./fax (+380) 44 238 68 00, www.excimer.ua. QOpen
09:00 - 19:00. Closed Sun. 10:00 - 20:00.

Yoga Centres
Ishvara Zhylyanska 72A, MUniversitet, tel. (+380) 44 360 11 57, www.yoga.kiev.ua. Single visit 70Hr, 4 visits 225Hr, 8 visits - 435Hr. QOpen 07:00 - 22:30. Andriy Sydersky Studio N-6, Mezhyhirska 56/63A, MTarasa Shevchenko, tel. (+380) 44 451 58 58, www. yoga.ua/. Single visit 85Hr, 4 visits - 275Hr, 8 visits - 525Hr. QOpen 07:30 - 22:00.

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Accountants & Consulting
29, MKhreshatyk, tel. (+380) 44 362 58 00/(+380) 44 581 12 20, fax (+380) 44 581 12 22, info@acsoinua. com, www.acsoinua.com. Apple Consulting A-5, Chervonoarmiyska 9/2, office 8, MLva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 44 495 27 28, fax (+380) 44 495 27 70, www.applecons.com.ua. Deloitte & Touche H-3, Zhylianska 48-50A, Deloitte Business entre, MOlimpiyska, tel. (+380) 44 490 90 00, fax (+380) 44 490 90 01, www.deloitte.com.ua. Ernst & Young B-4, Khreschatyk 19A, MKhreschatyk, tel. (+380) 44 490 30 00, fax (+380) 44 490 30 30, www.ey.com/ua. KPMG C-3, Mykhailivska 11, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 490 55 07, fax (+380) 490 55 08, www. kpmg.kiev.ua. PricewaterhouseCoopers G-3, Zhylianska 75, MVokzalna, tel. (+380) 44 490 67 77, fax (+380) 44 490 67 38, www.pwc.com.

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The IB World School in Kyiv


PECHERSK SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL, KYIV
www.psi.kiev.ua 7a, Victora Zabily Str. Tel: (+38044) 455-9585 Fax: (+38044) 455-9580 communication@psi.kiev.ua

International Schools
21, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 200 19 93, fax (+380) 44 200 19 97, secretariat-kiev@ecolefr@ com.ua, www.adk.org.ua. Primary and secondary school (3-17 years). French cirriculum. QOpen 08:00 - 17:00. Kyiv International School Sviatoshynskyi prov. 3A, MSviatoshyn, tel. (+380) 44 452 27 93/(+380) 44 452 29 98, kisukr@sovamua.com, www.kievinternationalschool.com. Pechersk School International Zabily 7A, MLybidska, tel. (+380) 44 455 95 85, www.psi. kiev.ua.

Collge Franais Anne de Kiev A-3, Chapaieva

Banks
OTP Bank A-5, Chervonoarmiyska 9/2, MLva Tolstoho, tel. (+380) 800 300 0 50, www.otpbank.com. ua/enb. QOpen 09:30 - 17:00. Closed Sat, Sun. Raiff eisen Bank Aval C-4, Khr eschatyk 16, MPecherska, tel. (+380) 44 279 08 71, info@aval.ua, www.aval.ua/en. QOpen 09:00 - 18:00. Closed Sat, Sun. Lunch time 13:00 - 14:00. UniCredit Bank B-3, Yaroslaviv Val 14A, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 585 89 85, www.unicredit.com. ua. QOpen 09:00 - 17:00. Closed Sat, Sun.

The British International School (Secondary)


Tolbukhina 45, MNyvky, tel. (+380) 44 400 21 10, reception@britishschool.kiev.ua, www.britishschool.kiev.ua.

Business connections
American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine H-4, British Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (BUCC)
. Hrinchenka 4, MPalats Ukraina, tel. (+380) 44 490 58 00, fax (+380) 44 490 58 01, www.chamber.ua.

The British International School (Primary)

Scherbakova 36A, MNyvky, tel. (+380) 44 400 20 77, primary@bisk.kiev,ua, www.britishschool. kiev.ua.

C-4, M.Hrushevskoho 34A, suite 42, MArsenalna, tel. (+380) 44 410 57 20, fax (+380) 44 230 21 51, adminstrator@bucc. com.ua, www.bucc.com.ua. European Business Association (EBA) D-2, Andriivskyi uzviz 1A, M Kontraktova Ploscha, tel. (+380) 44 496 06 01, fax (+380) 44 496 06 02, office@ eba.com.ua, www.eba.com.ua.

Lawyers
Beiten Burkhardt G-2, Turgenevska 38, MUniversytet, tel. (+380) 44 494 04 00, fax (+380) 44 494 04 01, bblaw-kiew@bblaw.com, www.bblaw.com. CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz C-5, Instytutska 19B, 5th floor, MKhreshatyk, tel. (+380) 44 503 35 46, fax (+380) 44 503 35 49, www.cms-rrh.com/kyiv. Gvozdiy & Oberkovych C-5, Instytutska 19B, office 29, MKhreschatyk, tel. (+380) 44 581 12 20/(+380) 44 581 12 21, fax (+380) 44 581 12 22, info@golaw. ua, www.golaw.ua. Konnov & Sozanovsky A-5, Shota Rustaveli 23, Suite 5, MPalats Sportu, tel. (+380) 44 490 54 00, fax (+380) 44 490 54 90, info@konnov.com.

resentatives B-3, Striletska 14, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 482 01 90, fax (+380) 44 482 36 93, www. gdip.com.ua. (UASWD) Hlushkova prosp. 2, building 6, office 405, MLybidska, tel. (+380) 44 521 33 80, fax (+380) 44 536 13 56/521 33 80, www.uaswd.org.ua. Ukrainian Association of Software Developers

General Direction of Attendance to Foreign Rep-

MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 288 03 91, fax (+380) 44 279 28 35, www.ukrinur.kiev.ua. Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (UCC) B-2, Velyka Zhytomyrska 33, MZoloti Vorota, tel. (+380) 44 272 29 11, fax (+380) 44 272 33 53, www.ucci.org.ua.

Ukrainian Bar Association for Foreign Affairs (UKRINJURKOLEGIA) B-3, Zolotovoritska 2-2A,

Real estate
DTZ Zadelhoff Tie Leung A-3, B.Khemlnytskoho 52,
MTeatralna, tel. (+380) 44 590 30 60, info@dtz.kiev. ua, www.dtz.kiev.ua.

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FOOTBaLL IN KYIV
Million hearts beating as one...
The Olimpiyskiy National Spor ts Complex (also known as Olympic Stadium) is the stadium for the national football team of Ukraine and since this year is the stadium of Dynamo Kyiv fo ot b al l tea m. Fo r years Dynamo Kyiv has been the most accomplished Soviet and post-Soviet football team in Ukraine. Its accomplishments include numerous USSR and Ukraine championships and National Cups as well as UEFA trophies. Dynamo Kyiv was founded in 1927 as a sports society of Police and the Ministry of Interior. This society had already existed in several major cities in USSR, particularly in Moscow, where the Dynamo Moscow team was one of the best teams in Moscow championships. These early Soviet teams did not consist of professional football players, they included the employees of the organisations they represented. For example, all Dynamo Kyiv players held posts in the police. For Dynamo Kyivs proudest time though, you have to go back to the 1940s. Many of us will have seen the film Escape To Victory and laughed at the notion of Sylvester Stallones goalkeeping defeating the Nazis. The film does have its roots in reality though. In the 1940s a team called FK Start began playing matches in Nazi-occupied Kyiv to boost the morale of the local people. The team was made up by mainly of Dynamo players, and began to attract the ire of the occupying forces because of their success. Teams from the Nazi-aligned Romanian and Hungarian garrisons were comfortably defeated, leading eventually to a German armed forces team known as Flakelf being put together to play the Ukrainian upstarts and put them in their place. In the face of tremendous intimidation, Start defeated the Nazi select 5-1 on the 6th of August 1942. Flakelf demanded a re-match. This match was played on the 9th of August, in front of German troops, with an SS officer refereeing. The Start players were told they had to greet their opposition with a Hitler salute, an instruction they defied. After being warned at half-time about the consequences of winning, the Start players were leading 5-3 with a few minutes left. One of their defenders, Klimenko, got the ball, beat the Flakelf defence, took the ball round the keeperthen humiliated the Nazis by turning and kicking the ball back towards the halfway line before it went in. Around a week later, the Start players were rounded up, arrested, and tortured by the Gestapo. One died under this torture. The rest were sent to concentration camps, where another three would die. The final insult was that when the Soviets re-took Kyiv, they viewed the players as collaborators for having played in the match at all and its existence was largely suppressed. Andy Dougans excellent book Dynamo: Defending The Honour of Kiev tells the story in far greater and better detail. Going back to the 1950s and 1960s Dynamo represented a continuing Ukrainian national spirit and pride. Despite carrying the Dynamo name associated with state security, when it came to games against Moscow Dynamo, they were playing for Ukrainian pride against the Moscow centralised state. A situation made all the more difficult by the high-level government patronage of Moscow Dynamo. Starting in 1975 Dynamo Kyiv had finally won the respect of the whole football-playing Europe. Dynamo Kyiv crushed through the 1974/1975 UEFA Cup Winners Cup to win it on May 14, 1975, against Ferencvaros, 3-0. On their way, they defeated Eindhoven and Eintracht Frankfurt, some of the best club sides in European play. That Dynamo team were managed by the legendary Valeriy Lobanovskiy, as well as managing Dynamo from 1997-2002, he also managed the USSR national team in three spells. During his final installment as USSR boss from 1986-90, the bulk of the team were made up of his Dynamo stars. Names like Baltacha, Rats, Belanov, and Blokhin joined Mikhailitchenko and Kuznetsov in representing Dynamo and the national team. In the USSR the Soviet national team were sometimes known as The Dynamo team, but weakened by players from other sides. In later years Dynamo proved to be a truly remarkable club. Weve already given you the rundown on the side of the late 80s, but they also went on to give football the Shevchenko/ Rebrov partnership. Beyond the playing staff, they had Valeriy Lobanovskiy, one of the most iconic managers world football has ever known. Were sure by now weve sold you on Dynamo Kyiv. To buy tickets for Dynamo Kyiv matches you can purchase these at the square next to NSC Olimpiyskiy stadium - pay by cash/ card and choose which seats you would like. The cashiers have always been very polite and can usually speak some English which is very helpful. You can also pre-paid your ticket though NSC Olimpiyskiy web-site. On the stadium you will find the kiosks where you can buy shirts, memorabilia etc and also where you can buy food and drink. You had to buy a swipe card from the kiosk and then load the card with money with the help of numerous boys/girls in greet T-Shirts around. You then have to go to the food and drink stand and order your food and pay via the swipe card. It is a very long winded way of ordering beverages, though we can agree that it makes sense.

Match Schedule
Matches in Kyiv are played by two local teams - Dynamo Kyiv and Arsenal Kyiv. From this season all home matches FC Dynamo Kyiv will be playing at Olimpiyskiy Stadium - the main arena of UEFA EURO2012 tournament. FC Arsenal Kyiv will by playing at Dynamo (Lobanovsky) Stadium. Matches usually start at 19:00, but it is better to check time in advance. 14 July Olimpiyskiy Stadium 20 July 27 July 03 August 10 August 17 August 24 August 31 August

Dynamo Kyiv Volyn Lutsk

Arsenal Kyiv Metalist Kharkiv Dynamo Kyiv Sevastopol

Dynamo Stadium

Olimpiyskiy Stadium Dynamo Stadium

Arsenal Kyiv Vorskla, Poltava

Dynamo Kyiv Chornomorets, Odesa Dynamo Kyiv Tavria, Simferopol

Olimpiyskiy Stadium Olimpiyskiy Stadium Dynamo Stadium

Arsenal Kyiv Illichivets, Mariupol

Dynamo Kyiv Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Lobanovskyi (Dynamo) Stadium C-4/5,

Olimpiyskiy Stadium

M.Hrushevskoho 3, MMaidan Nezalezhnosti, tel. (+380) 44 279 02 09. NSC Olimpiyskiy A-6, Chervonoarmiyska 55, MOlimpiyska, tel. (+380) 44 590 67 00, www.nsc-olimpiyskiy. com.ua/en.

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11 Mirrors Design Hotel 20 5 Komnat 36 5th Element Club 48 Accounting Solutions 51 Aeroflot 6 Air Baltic 6 Akvarel 13 Alfavito 20 Alitalia 6 American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine 51 American Medical Centre 50 Andrew's Descent 40 Apple Consulting 51 Aquapark Terminal 50 Aquarium Fitness Centre 48 Arena Concert Plaza 13 Arizona BBQ 28 Aroma Espresso Bar 36 Atelier 1 47 Austrian Airlines 6 Avanto 50 AVS-art 13 Bakkara Art-hotel 20 Barkas 35 Barsuk 30 BaAAR Braserie 32 BEEF Meat & Wine 33 Beiten Burkhardt 51 Belle Vue 30 Bil'shovyk 47, 50 Black Sea 22 Boris 50 Borodyanka 50 Boutique Hotel Riviera 20 British Airways 6 British Council 14 British Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce 51 Bruce Lee 30 Brucie Collections 13 Buddha-bar 33 Budget 5 Bulgakov Museum 42 Butenko Stable 49 Butterfly Deluxe 14 Caf France 32 Caf Imbir 36 Celentano 32 Central Botanical Garden 45 Central Post Office 10 Central/Southern Train Station 7 Central Synagogue of Kyiv 41 Chaika 50 Chameleon 48 Chashka 36 Chocolate Boutique Vasiliadi 36 Cimes 35 City Hotel 20 City Park Hotel 20 Club Olympus 49 CMD 50 CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz 51 Collge Franais Anne de Kiev 51 Comelfo 30 Cosmopolite 20 Cossack's Settlement Mamajeva Sloboda 43 Cote d`Azur 31 Crystal Hall 13 Dark Side 34 Da Vinci Fish Club 34 Deloitte & Touche 51 Den & Bros 35 Dessange 48 DHL 10 Diva Health & Beauty Centre 48 Dnipro 21 Dobrobut 50 Domus 21 Dragee Caf 36 Dream House Hostel & Bar 24 Dream Party Hostel 24 Dream Town 47 Druzi Caf 31 DTZ Zadelhoff Tie Leung 51 Dva Gusya 32 Echo Eastern Europe 49 English language centre 49 Ernst & Young 51 Estet-centre 48 Europcar 5 European Business Association 51 Exibition of Microminiatures by M.Syadristyi 46 Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv 18 Favourite V.I.P . Club 49 FC Dynamo Kyiv museum at NSC Olimpiyskiy 42 Federal Express 10 Fellini 33 Folk Architecture and Life Museum 44 Foodtourist 30 FreeDom 13 French Cultural Centre 14 Gagarin 24 Gallery 36 13 Gallery RA 13 Galytskyi Shtrudel 36 Gapchinska 13 GastroRock 30 General Direction of Attendance to Foreign Representatives 51 Globus 47 Goethe Institute 14 Golden Gate 40 Golf Centre Kiev (Obolon') 49 Goodman Steak House 28 Grata Apartment Service 25 Greguar Apartments 24 Grill-Bureau Pache 31 Gvozdiy & Oberkovych 51 Han Gang 31 Hertz Rent a Car 5 Himalaya 33 Hinkalnaya 28 Holiday Inn Kiev 18 House of Organ and Chamber Music 14 House With Chimeras 40 Hyatt Regency Kyiv 18 ibis Kiev Shevchenko Boulevard 21 Ice Dream 50 Ikra Oyster Club 35 iLive 33 Il Patio 34 Independence Square 40 INK 31 Intercontinental 19 In Yan Salon 48 IQ Hotel 22 Italian Culture Institute 14 Ivan Honchar's Museum, Ukrainian Centre of Folk Art 42 Jakob Grether art-centre 13 Jumbo 48 Karas Gallery 13 Karavan 50 Khreschatik 23 Khreschatyk 40 Kiev Apartments 25 Kiev Central Station 24 Kiev for You 25 Kinari Oriental SPA 49 King David 35 Kinopalats 14 KLM 6 Kniazhyi Grad 27 Knyharnia YE 47 Kodokan 49 Kolo 13 Konnov & Sozanovsky 51 Kozats'kiy 23 KPMG 51 Krendel 28 Kult RA 27 Kureni 27 Kuvshin 28 Kyiv 14, 23 Kyiv Fortress Museum 42 Kyiv International School 51 Kyiv Islamic Social Cultural Centre 14 Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra 46 Laboratory Dr. Roedger 50 Le Cosmopolite 30 Lenin monument 45 Liodova Arena 50 Litera 47 Lufthansa 6 Lun Van 30 Lviv Holovnyi Train Station 5 Lybid 21 Lyon Wine Bar 33 M17 13 Machaon 48 Magic Bus Kyiv 25 Mandarin 30 Mandarin Plaza 47 Mariins'kyi Park 45 Maximum 48 Mayak 48 Maysternya 13 McDonald's 32 MedLife Elite 50 MedLife Lux 50 Megamarket 47 Merydian 50 Metro 45 Metrograd 47 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building 45 Mirage 48 Mister Well 48 Mitla 27 Monaco 35 Monarch International Language Academy 49 Monastyrs'ka Trapezna 27 Motherland 45 Multiplex 14 Murakami 34 Museum of Historical Valuables 46 Museum of Modern Ukrainian Fine Arts Collection 42 Museum of Russian Art 43 Museum of the Great Patriotic War 43 Mysterious Kyiv 42 Mystets 13 National Art Museum 43 National History Museum 43 National Museum of Chernobyl 42 National Musical Academy 14 National Opera of Ukraine 14 National Philharmonic 15 Natsional'nyi 21 Naukova Dumka 47 Nebo 31 NK Club 48 Novamova 50 Odesa Kino 14 Odessa Cafe 31 Olga 25 Oliva 34 Olivie 32 Olymp 50 Onegin 32 Opera 19 Osteria Pantagruel 34 OTP Bank 51 Palace of Sport 14 Park Hotel Golosievo 21 Parter 11 Pechersk School International 51 PinchukArtCentre 13 Pirogovaya Nikolay 36 Planeta Sushi 35 Podil Tennis Courts 50 Podol Plaza 22 Polish Institute 14 Polyana 47 Porto Maltese 35 Prego Caf 34 Premier Palace 19 President Hotel 22 PricewaterhouseCoopers 51 Prime Excursion Bureau 42 Prisma 50 Puzata Khata 32 Radisson BLU 19 Radisson BLU Kyiv Podil 20 Raiffeisen Bank Aval 51 Ramada Encore Kiev 22 Repriza 36 Rus 22 Safe 32 Salyut 23 Scorini Wonderlands 32 Senator Apartments City Center 24 Senator Apartments Executive Court 24 Senoval 28 Sherborne Guest House 24 Shevchenko Park 45 Siayvo 47 Silver Bells 13 Sixt 5 Sky Mall 47 Slavutych 23 Smart caf Biblioteh 36 Smorodina 33 Soviart 13 SPA Naturel 48 St. Andrew's Church 41 Staro 22 State Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema Arts of Ukraine 46 State Museum of Ukrainian Decorative Art 46 Stefanos Fine Food Factory 34 Stereo Plaza 14 St. Michael's Golden-Domed Cathedral 41 Strike 48 St. Sophia's Cathedral 41 St. Volodymyr's Cathedral 41 SushiYA 35 Swiss Dry Cleaner Cinderella 48 Tarantino 33 Taras Bulba 28 T.G.I. Friday's 28 The Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko Museum of Arts 43 The British International School 51 The Center of Spanish language and culture 14 The Friendship of Nations Arch 45 The Hub Hostel 25 The International Centre of Culture and Art October Palace' 14 The National Museum "Memorial in Commemoration of Famines' Victims in Ukraine" 44 The One Street Museum 44 The Pharmacy Museum 44 The Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine 44 TIU Khreschatyk 25 TNT 10 Tourist 23 Toys museum 44 Tri 33 Tryptych 13 Tsarske Selo 28 Tsekh Gallery 13 Tsyferblat 36 Tubeteyka 35 Turgenef 34 U Golema 30 U Hromogo Pola 30 Ukraina 14 Ukraine 24 Ukraine International Airlines 6 Ukraine-Japan Centre 14 Ukraine Palace 14 Ukrainian Association of Software Developers 51 Ukrainian Bar Association for Foreign Affairs (UKRINJURKOLEGIA) 51 Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce 51 Ukrainian-German Clinic 50 Ukrainian House (former Museum of Lenin) 45 Ukrainian State Museum of Books and Printing 46 Ultramarin 48 UniCredit Bank 51 UPS 10 Vagon-Restaurant 34 Varadero 32 Varenichnaya #1 28 Varenichnaya Katusha 35 Vault 13 Computer Club 10 Vernissage 33 Volodymyrs'ka Hirka 45 Vozdvyzhens'kyi Boutique Hotel 22 Water Information Centre 44 Whiskey Corner 31 Why not? 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